Collision Repair Technology


The Auto Collision Repair Technology program provides students with formal training in automotive body repair and/or finishing. Upon successful completion of the Auto Collision Repair Technology program, students will be prepared for entry-level employment. For those currently working in the industry, advancement and certification opportunities are available. This program has been designed to meet the industry’s standards, such as the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the National Automotive Technician’s Education Foundation’s (NATEF).

The automotive body repair and/or refinishing industry has become a $30-billion-a-year industry. Forecasters are predicting an increased demand for workers have advanced skills and certifications that provide evidence that industry standards have been met. The median income for those with automotive body repair certifications is $38,380 per year.

Richland Community College’s Auto Collision Repair Technology program is housed in the 9,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Workforce Development Institute. Students learn from quality instructors with small class sizes. Fast track options and flexible scheduling are available.

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