Delivery: Daytime classes only
Start: Fall Semester Only; Full-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.
- Auto Body Technician — Diploma (60 credits)
- Auto Body Technology — Associate in Applied Science Degree (60 credits)
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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Planning for Your Program
- Transfer Planning - Articulation Agreements
These agreements provide students with educational plans to help them transfer to four-year institutions.
- Transfer Resources
Advanced planning is critical when you transfer. Learn more about possible options.
- Bachelor Degree Planning
We partner with many institutions offering Bachelor's degrees that can be completed here, online, or at a metro location.
Potential Job Titles
- Automotive Body Repairers
- Vehicle Painters
Automotive Body Repairers
Average Wage: $27.55/hour
Top Earners: $43.70/hour
Average Wage: $27.08/hour
Top Earners: $43.07/hour
Information gathered pertains to seven county metro area - careerwise.minnstate.edu