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Why Choose This Program?
Do you cringe when a flawless car gets damaged by hail or crumpled in a collision? Then consider a degree in Auto Body Collision Technology and restore vehicles to their pristine condition.
Graduates of the Auto Body Collision Technology program have skills in straightening and restoring metal and fiberglass automobile bodies, realigning body-frame units and sheet metal, removing dents, replacing panels and glass, diagnosing collision damage and applying the latest two-stage and three-stage refinishing systems. Graduates also know how to repair high-tech plastics, repair and replace trim and brightwork, and restore corrosion protection.
This program allows graduates to choose a variety of career choices, including body technician, refinish technician, prep technician or frame technician. Graduates also work as estimators, detailers, sales representatives, insurance adjusters, and industrial painters.
The St. Cloud Technical and Community College's Auto Body Collision Technology Program is ASE Certified, and graduates are prepared for the Auto Body Repair Excellence examinations. The program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc. (NATEF) and our instructors are certified by the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR).
Get your career rolling. Learn more about Auto Body Collision Technology.
- Plastic Repair
- Nonstructural/ Structural Repairs
- Steering & Suspension
- Unibody & Frame Repair
Career Choices in Auto Body Collision Technology
Types of Careers
- Body Technician
- Refinish Technician
- Prep Technician
- Frame Technician
- Sales Representative
- Insurance Adjuster
- Industrial Painter
- Automotive Dealer
- Wholesale Supplier
- Independent Collision Facilities
- Insurance Companies
- Manufacturing Plants
Projected Job Growth
10 year job growth expectation 7.2%
Average State Pay
Journeyman Technician: $24.05 per hour
Degrees & Certificates
For an extra fee a student can potentially become: I-Car certified; Level 1 Non-Structural; Level 1 Refinish and Welding.
Clubs & Organizations
Accreditations & Credentials
NATEF accreditation and ASE student certification
Cost of tuition Diploma: Credits $12,740.40, and tools and books $4,640.
Cost of tuition for an AAS Degree: Credits $12,032.60, and tools and books $5,060.