Auto Collision Repair & Refinishing Technician

Technical Diploma

Students will learn to straighten, repair and align automobile bodies. The program also teaches how to restore automobiles to their original shape and dimensions, as well as estimate costs of repairs. This program is a member of the Industry Training Alliance and meets Level II I-CAR criteria. Potential occupations include: Auto Body Repairer, Auto Body Painter, Auto Body Refinisher, Collision Repair Technician, Insurance Estimator.

program at a Glance

Auto Collision Repair & Refinishing Technician 58 Credit Technical Diploma

Formats Offered

On-Campus Availability

  • Wausau General Studies Only
  • Antigo Fully Available
  • Medford General Studies Only
  • Phillips General Studies Only
  • Spencer General Studies Only
  • Wittenberg General Studies Only

Approximate Cost

$11,889 (Tuition: $11163, Books: $726)

Average Starting Salary

$27,581 According to Economic Modeling Specialists International.

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program Outcomes

  • Straighten collision damaged sheet metal
  • Repair plastic and composite body parts
  • Refinish automobile body parts
  • Repair and replace moveable automotive glass
  • Repair collision damaged light truck frames and unibody structural components
  • Replace nonstructural panels and parts
  • Estimate collision damage repair costs
  • Perform auto collision welding procedures
  • Replace restraint systems
  • Perform automotive electrical and electronic systems diagnosis and repair
  • Perform automotive HVAC, steering, suspension and mechanical systems diagnosis and repair
  • Qualify for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Collision Repair Exam

Potential Careers

  • Auto Body Repairer
  • Auto Body Painter
  • Auto Body Refinisher
  • Collision Repair Technician
  • Insurance Estimator

Course List

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Course List

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