About this Major

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

Work acquired through this major and subsequent certifications will likely involve large shop equipment and a variety of hand-held power tools. Work involves numerous paint-related chemicals.


  • I-CAR Platinum Certificate

*One certification paid by Francis Tuttle. Additional, optional certifications are available at student expense.

At A Glance

Open To

High school juniors and seniors, adult students



Total Hours Required



  • Full-time: 6 months of instruction
  • Part-time: 12 months of instruction
  • Program length may vary based on progress rate


Daytime classes, two sessions: Monday — Friday

  • 7:55 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. to 3:35 p.m.
  • High school students and part-time adults enroll in either AM or PM session. Full-time adult students enroll in both sessions.


  • Introduction to Collision Repair Technology 45 hours
  • Auto Collision Trim and Hardware 30 hours
  • Auto Collision Damage Analysis 75 hours
  • Auto Collision Written Estimating 30 hours
  • Auto Collision Computerized Damage Estimating 30 hours
  • Workforce Staging 30 hours
  • Refinish Preparation 105 hours
  • Refinish Application 120 hours
  • Refinish Color Adjustment 75 hours
  • Refinish Blending and Painting Defects 45 hours
  • Automotive Detailing 60 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for High School Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • I-CAR Refinish Platinum Certificate

Tuition & Fees

  • N/A

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Uniforms (2): up to $70

Total Estimated Costs for High School Students

up to $70 for uniforms

Costs for In-State Adult Students

Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$15 - $20

per hour

Pass Rate


Pass Rate

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Dealership and independent body shops, insurance claims companies, automotive detail shops, automotive restoration shops

Automotive Service students

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