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Auto Collision Technology

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Auto Collision technology is changing as fast as the electronics in this country. We are faced with new car design using new metals, plastics and carbon fiber and don’t forget the computers and software. Students in this program will gain knowledge in non-structural repair, plastic repair, and welding, refinishing and structural repair. This class will use on-line curriculum from I-Car and hands on in the shop. This program is accredited from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Students will be given an ASE test two times per year. We do support WorkKeys and SkillsUSA to help students gain employment opportunities and skills.


National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)


Applicants must complete a Southern Tech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the Southern Tech campus and online at Enrollment for this career major is open to partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors) and Adults.


High School Student: Free. Adult Student (in-district): $2.50 per hour; Adult Student (Out-of-District): $5 per hour; and Adult Student (Out-of-State): $7.50 per hour. Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualifying students.


Auto Collision Technology Fundamentals
Introduction to Auto Collision180
Non-structural Repair195
Mig Welding150
Total Hours525
Estimated time to complete (Half Time)1 year
Auto Collision Technology Advanced
Introduction to Auto Collision180
Non-structural Repair195
Mig Welding150
Refinishing Preparation225
Blending and Paint Defects210
Workforce Staging90
Total Hours1050
Estimated time to complete (Full Time)1 year
Estimated time to complete (Half Time)2 years

Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Entry-Level - Collision Repair & Refinishing (CRR): Non-Structural Analysis & Damage Repair
ASE Entry-Level CRR: Painting & Refinishing
ASE Entry-Level CRR: Mechanical & Electrical Components
ASE Entry-Level CRR: Structural Analysis & Damage Repair
National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC): WorkKeys

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.

Student Organization



Adults (Half Time) 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM; Adults (Full Time) 8:00-11:00 AM and 12:45-3:45 PM; High School Students 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM

Employment Options

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.
Auto Body Man, Auto Body Repair Technician, Auto Body Repairer, Auto Body Repairman, Auto Body Technician, Autobody Technician, Automotive Painter, Body and Frame Man, Body Man, Body Technician – Approximate Pay Potential: $8-34/Hour (source:

Royce Sanders

Royce Sanders

Auto Collision Technology Instructor

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