Structural Repair 23-24

About this Major

This provides the most advanced level of education for collision repair technology. Courses range from damage analysis and welding to electrical systems and how to work with or around air conditioning and cooling systems.

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.

Eligible Certifications/Licensures


At A Glance

Open To

High school juniors and seniors, adult students


Rockwell Transportation Technology

Total Hours Required



  • Full-time: 10 months of instruction
  • Part-time: 20 months of instruction
  • Program length may vary based on progress rate and/or summer school attendance


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
  • Automotive Glass Replacement 60 hours
  • Auto Collision MIG (GMAW) Welding 105 hours
  • Auto Collision Written Estimating 30 hours
  • Auto Collision Aluminum Welding 30 hours
  • Auto Collision Steering and Suspension 45 hours
  • Auto Collision Structural Repair 90 hours
  • Auto Collision Air Conditioning and Cooling 45 hours
  • Auto Collision Mechanical Systems 30 hours
  • Auto Collision Electrical/Electronics 60 hours
  • Auto Collision Restraint Systems 30 hours
  • Workforce Staging 30 hours
  • Auto Collision Cutting and Heating Process 15 hours
  • Auto Collision Computerized Damage Estimating 30 hours
  • Auto Collision Non-Structural Metal Straightening/Repair 90 hours
  • Automotive Body Panel Adjustment and Alignment 45 hours
  • Auto Collision Squeeze-Type Resistance Spot Welding (STRSW) 15 hours
  • Auto Collision Structural Component Replacement and Sectioning 90 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for High School Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Not Available

Tuition & Fees

  • N/A

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Uniforms (2): up to $70

Total Estimated Costs for High School Students


Costs for In-State Adult Students

Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$9 - $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

auto collision

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