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Automotive Collision Repair Technology

Auto collision repair and refinishing technicians work on vehicles damaged as a result of collisions and wear. The auto body repair industry is changing as quickly as the computer industry, making it an exciting career option. Vehicles are now made with aluminum and new plastics and include on-board, high-tech electrical systems. Our program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and includes basic and advanced training aligned to I-CAR advanced instruction.
In this program students learn to estimate damages and repair and finish vehicles. In addition to this technical training, the program incorporates portfolio development and preparation for WorkKeys certification tests so students can gain the personal skills necessary for improved employment opportunities.
Refinishing645 hours
Structural Repair1,035 hours
Who Can Attend
High school juniors, High school seniors, Adults
Employment Opportunities
- Automotive Dealership Body Shops
- Independent Automotive Body Shops
- Insurance Claims Companies
Occupational Characteristics
- Moderate to high noise levels
- Dusty working environment
- Indoor work environment which may or may not
be climate controlled
- Work with numerous paint-related chemicals
- Work with large shop equipment
- Work with a variety of hand held power tools
For Success in this Career You Should Have
- Attention to detail
- Ability to work independently
- Willingness to adapt to new technologies and
methods for performing auto body work
- Ability to do detail work with hands and eyes
- Flexibility to work while kneeling and
- Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
Location(s) and Times
Rockwell Campus, Transportation Technology Building
2 sessions:
8:00 am - 10:55 am and 12:30 pm - 3:25 pm
High school students and part-time adults enroll in either the AM or PM session. Full-time adult students enroll in both sessions.

Contact Info

Main Number
7:30am - 8:30pm


Attendance Numbers
Portland - 405.717.4304
Reno - 405.717.4646
Rockwell - 405.717.4206

Maps and Directions

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12777 N. Rockwell Ave Oklahoma City, OK 73142 • Phone 405.717.7799