Automotive body repairers inspect, assess, and repair damaged cars and light trucks.
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Why choose Automotive Collision Repair?
- Prepare to be an entry-level automobile collision repair technician in a dealership or body shop
- Learn to use a variety of tools to remove damaged parts, hammer out dents & refinish surfaces
- Enjoy transforming a damaged vehicle into a vehicle that looks & drives like new
Prepare for what you will do at work
- Repair & service collision-damaged mechanical or electrical systems
- Repair & restore damaged metal
- Repair body structures
- Refinish damaged surfaces
Marketable skills you will learn
- Critical thinking
- Personal & social responsibility
- Computer literacy
Before you enroll, think about:
- You are required to furnish your own hand tools to use in automotive services laboratory classes.
- You must enjoy learning because you will need to keep up with new materials and technologies.
- On the job, you may need to work in a variety of climactic conditions—depending on your workplace.
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Degrees & Certificates
How Much Time & Money to Finish?
|Degree or Certificate||Program Title||Hours||Total Tuition & Fees|
|AAS||Automotive Collision Repair||60||$3,840|
|CRT1||Automotive Metal Repair||21||$1,344|
- Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
- Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.
Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.
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Updated September 07, 2021