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 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.
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|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|
Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
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