Sheet Metal Repair Technician

  • Credits: 26
  • Degree Type: Certificate
  • Campus: Thief River Falls

Program Overview

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.

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Employment

According to CAREERwise, the median hourly pay as a Auto Body Repairer 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.


Program Courses

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Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
AUBO 1100 Intro to Auto Body 2 credits
AUBO 1102 Off Car Repair 4 credits
AUBO 1106 Plastic Welding 1 credits
AUBO 1113 Auto Body Lab I 3 credits
AUBO 1114 Auto Body Lab II 4 credits
AUBO 1121 Auto Body Refinishing 6 credits
AUBO 1123 Glass & Trim 2 credits
AUBO 1131 Auto Body Welding I 2 credits
AUBO 1132 Auto Body Welding II 2 credits
TOTAL COURSE CREDITS: 26 credits
 

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