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Collision Repair

Quick Facts

Automotive body repairers inspect, assess, and repair damaged cars and light trucks.

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Job Titles & Career Info

Our Program

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
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • 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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Talk to your advisor about Developmental Studies if your TSI scores say you need some help in math or reading and writing.

Degrees & Certificates



Level 1

Non-Credit Programs

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
CRT1 Automotive Refinishing 21 $1,344


  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Non-Credit Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Earn More Choices & More Money

Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to career and promotion opportunities.

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!


South Campus

Jean Yanes
Career & Technical Education (CTE) Advisor


Updated September 07, 2021