From Jan. 24 - Feb. 4, 2022, most in-person, lecture-based classes at SCTCC will shift to a fully online format.
Degrees and Certificates
Why Choose This Program
If you are interested in using your passion for vehicles to become an Collision Repair Technician, SCTCC has a program for you. Students in the SCTCC Auto Body Collision Technology program learn a variety of skills and work with new technologies to prepare for a career as a Collision Repair Technician.
In SCTCC classrooms, students will work with high strength steels, plastics, aluminum, and the latest in paint technologies. We train our students with a Virtual Paint System to prepare for spraying with today’s HVLP paint guns and waterborne paints.
Students can expect to learn fundamental repair skills such as metal straightening, body filler application, and sanding of different substrates. In the auto body collision technology program, students will also experience mild and high strength steel welding using MIG welding standards set by the industry.
Auto Body Collision Technology classes will be almost entirely on-campus Fall semester 2021.
From Degree to Career
When you choose the Auto Body program at SCTCC, you’ll gain skills that will directly transfer to the workplace. There are several employers in the St. Cloud area that are ready to hire accountants, including Miller Auto Body, Buffalo Collision, St. Cloud Collision Center, D & B Auto, and more.
At SCTCC, we equip our students with skills necessary for the workforce. After graduation, students can administer nonstructural and structural repairs, refinishing, welding, and aluminum repair.
Our students even learn skills in plastic repair, estimating, basic electrical and mechanic workings, and uni-body and frame repairs. With the abilities taught in SCTCC classrooms, our graduates are certain to succeed.
- Nonstructural/ Structural Repairs
- Aluminum Repair
- Plastic Repair
- Basic Electrical and Mechanical
- Unibody & Frame Repair
Types of Careers
With a degree from the auto body collision technology program, students have various career opportunities after graduation. Our graduates have worked as body, refinish, glass, prep, and frame technicians.
Students have even found careers as estimators, detailers, sales representatives, insurance adjusters, and industrial painters.
A day in the life of an SCTCC graduate often looks like working for a leading automotive dealer body shop as body technician. By utilizing the skills taught at SCTCC, graduates are bound to excel in any career path they choose.
The skills we equip students with at SCTCC make them highly employable. Students have found jobs with independent collision facilities, whole sale suppliers, and automotive dealer body shops.
Our graduates have even found employers with industry sales representatives, insurance companies, and manufacturing plants. With so many career areas hiring auto body collision technician graduates, SCTCC students can find a career path right for them.
Types of Careers
- Body Technician
- Refinish Technician
- Glass Technician
- Prep Technician
- Frame Technician
- Sales Representative
- Insurance Adjuster
- Industrial Painter
- Automotive Dealer Body Shops
- Independent Collision Facilities
- Wholesale Supplier
- Industry Sales Representatives
- Insurance Companies
- Manufacturing Plants
From Miller Auto Body, Buffalo Collision, and Jeff’s Body Shop, SCTCC graduates have found jobs with a variety of local body shops. Our students have also worked with St. Cloud Collision Center, Granite Falls Coating, D & B Autobody, County of Stearns, and even CMS Autobody.
- Miller Auto Body
- Buffalo Collision
- Jeff's Body Shop
- St. Cloud Collision Center
- Granite Falls Coating
- D & B Autobody
- County of Stearns
- CMS Autobody
Ready to Take the Next Step?
Are you ready to learn more about the Auto Body program and being a student at SCTCC? Contact our instructors directly or join us for a Transportation Info Session to meet with instructors and Admissions representatives to get started.
Connect with the SCTCC Admissions team:
- Call us at 320-308-5089
- Email us at email@example.com
- On campus Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
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