Automotive Collision Technology Technician

Automotive Collision Repair


The mission of the Automotive Collision Technology Technician is to provide students with the instruction necessary for them to become competent automotive body paint/repair persons.


This program prepares students for employment as Automobile Body Repairers and Painters. Training includes refinishing skills; sheet metal repair skills; frame and unibody squaring and aligning, use of fillers, paint systems and undercoats; related mechanical and welding skills, glass servicing and other repairs. Communication and leadership skills, applied mathematical skills, human relations and employability skills, and safe and efficient work practices are included in training.

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Unique Requirements:

Mechanical and artistic aptitudes are helpful. The State of Florida requires students to meet a basic skills requirement prior to program completion. The basic skills grade levels for this program are: Mathematics 9.0, Language 9.0, Reading 9.0. Tools are necessary for employment.

Completion time depends on the progress of the individual. The typical length of this program for the average achieving student is 1400 hours.

Completion Levels:

  • Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing Helper/Assistant
  • Automotive Collision Refinishing Technician
  • Non-Structural Damage Repair Technician
  • Damage Analysis and Estimating
  • Automotive Collision Welding, Cutting and Joining
  • Structural Damage Repair Technician

Job Wages

Local employers have verified that the range of wages that can be reasonably expected by students who enter this field upon completion of the program are from $25,000 annually to $35,000 annually (Based on year-round, full-time employment)

Completion Requirements:

A student must have passed all required courses in the program, attend at least ninety percent (90%) of the class hours offered and satisfied all financial obligations before he or she is eligible to receive a certificate of completion for the program.

Course Information


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Contact Instructor

Al Persavich - 726-2430 Ext. 4338


Automotive Service Excellence / National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (ASE/NATEF)