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Automotive Collision Repair Technology

There's more to collision repair than dents and paint. Become part of an industry that is constantly evolving

Auto body repair is changing as quickly as the computer industry, with vehicles made of new materials and the inclusion of on-board, high-tech electrical systems. ASE Education Foundation has accredited this program for preparing students for the current realities of working in collision repair.

Students receive advanced training aligned to I-CAR advanced instruction on subjects like damage estimation, repair, and finishing vehicles. The program also incorporates portfolio development, so students gain personal skills and work experience necessary to take full advantage of employment opportunities.


Employment Opportunities

Automotive dealership body shops, independent automotive body shops, insurance claims companies, automotive detail shops, automotive restoration shops.

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About this Occupation

Success in this career is characterized by attention to detail, the ability to work independently, willingness to adapt to new technologies and methods for performing auto body repair, ability to do detail work with hands and eyes, flexibility to work while kneeling and bending, and ability to lift up to 50 pounds. 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.


Median annual salary for automotive body repairers

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Learn from Experienced Instructors

Clint Drabek

Automotive Collision and Repair Instructor

Clink Drabek is an instructor of Automotive Collision and Repair Technology at the Rockwell Campus.