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Auto Collision Repair & Refinish Technician

Program: 31-405-1

  • Technical Diploma
  • 4 Terms
  • 49 Credits
  • Financial Aid Eligible
  • Starts August and January
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Whether you own an old car in need of restoration or have the misfortune of owning a new car crumpled in an accident, having a highly skilled auto collision technician work on your car is your top priority. This program prepares learners to enter the competitive collision repair industry. The Auto Collision Repair & Refinish Technician program is for driven, highly motivated individuals who like hands-on type work and who enjoy seeing the results of their labors.


National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation


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Individuals are able to take some of the program courses on Monday and/or Tuesday nights. To find when these are offered, select the Courses tab, and click on the course name and then on the term. Or, view our Night Classes list below.High school students are encouraged to take these as part of their Start College Now courses.

This program admits new students in both the fall and spring terms. Spring-entry students will complete in two years; however, they will use the following Term Sequence:  Term 2, Term 1, Term 4, Term 3.


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Auto Collision Repair & Refinish Technician

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