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About the Program

The Automotive Body Technician Diploma program is designed to expose students to all facets of the auto body industry: unibody and frame, computer estimating, damage analysis, refinishing and major structure repair. This diploma prepares students to meet the collision industry’s expectations of a quality entry-level technician. In addition to these core concepts, the general education courses required will help ensure that students have the necessary oral, written, and critical thinking skills to help with their professional responsibilities. They will:

  • Create custom modifications using modern welding, sanding, masking, and creative painting techniques
  • Assess, estimate, repair, and refinish a wide range of vehicles
  • Operate the same advanced metal fabrication and collision repair equipment as automotive professionals

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Potential Job Titles

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  • Automotive Body Repairers
  • Vehicle Painters

Salary Data

Automotive Body Repairers
Average Wage: $27.55/hour
Top Earners: $43.70/hour

Vehicle Painters
Average Wage: $27.08/hour
Top Earners: $43.07/hour

Information gathered pertains to seven county metro area - careerwise.minnstate.edu