Auto Body Technicians replace or repair damaged portions of automobile bodies and frames using the latest tools and technology. They straighten bent frames, repair dents, replace body panels, weld rust repair panels, and remove and replace glass. Format training in Auto Body Collision Technology is highly desirable because advances in technology in recent years have greatly changed the structure, components, and even materials used in automobiles. This program is designed for entry level education in the Auto Body Collision Repair industry. Students will also sand, mask repair areas, and spray the latest automotive refinishing materials in a state of the art down draft bake booth.
According to CAREERwise, the median hourly pay as an Auto Body Collision Tech in the state of Minnesota is $21.06 per hour. The employment outlook through 2024 is expected to grow approximately 5.6%, a high-growth career.
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|Course #||Course Name||Credit(s)|
|AUBO 2201||Collision/Damage/Estimate||4 credits|
|AUBO 2205||Unibody & Frame||4 credits|
|AUBO 2208||Major Collision Lab||4 credits|
|AUBO 2214||General Auto Body Lab||4 credits|
|AUBO 2216||Shop Operations||2 credits|
|AUBO 2221||Simulated Auto Body I||4 credits|
|AUBO 2225||Panel Replacement||2 credits|
|AUBO 2228||Auto Body Mechanical||6 credits|
|TOTAL COURSE CREDITS:||30 credits|
Successful completion of the Sheet Metal Repair Technician Certificate is a prerequisite for the Collision and Refinishing Technician Certificate.
Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
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