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  • Autobody Technology

    Delivery: Daytime classes only
    Start: Fall Semester Only; Full- or Part-Time

    Prerequisite and General Education/MnTC courses are available in a mix of daytime, evening, and online classes; Fall, Spring, and Summer; Full- or Part-Time.

    • Automotive Body Technician — Diploma (60 credits)
    • Nonstructural Repair — Certificate (30 credits)

     

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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.

The Non-structural Repair Certificate is designed for students interested in repairing minor impact damage and car detailing. Students may be employed in entry-level positions, such as painters helpers.

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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 - careetwise.mnscu.edu

Learning Outcomes

Auto Body Technology Technician - Diploma 60 Credits

  • Students are exposed to all facets of the auto body industry.
  • Students meet the collision industry’s expectation of a quality entry-level technician.
  • Students have the necessary oral, written, and critical-thinking skills to help them with their professional responsibilities in the auto body industry.

Auto Body Technology Nonstructural Repair - Certificate 30 Credits

  • Students are exposed to all facets of the auto body industry.
  • Students meet the collision industry’s expectation of a quality entry-level technician.
  • Students have the necessary oral, written, and critical-thinking skills to help them with their professional responsibilities in the auto body industry.