Learn the skills to work as an auto body technician, diagnosing collision damage and using industry-standard equipment to restore damaged vehicles to their original condition.
At M State, our hands-on Auto Body Collision Technology courses are taught by instructors who bring years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll learn to straighten bent frames and unibody cars, remove and repair dents, and install window glass and windshields. Technicians also sand and mask repair areas and perform drive train component replacements, wheel alignments and some mechanical and electrical repairs.
Auto body technicians need good mechanical aptitude, good communication skills and the ability to comprehend service literature. Our Auto Body Collision Technology curriculum is reviewed by an advisory board comprised of local and regional industry members, ensuring that students learn the skills needed by employers.
Graduates will find career opportunities as auto body technicians, auto body and related repairers, estimators, service sales staff, service managers, parts managers, insurance appraisers and shop owners.
Description: Repair and refinish automotive vehicle bodies and straighten vehicle frames.
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691 Employed in your area
24 Estimated annual job openings
115 Approaching retirement age
The average retirement age in the U.S. is 65 years old. Automotive Body and Related Repairers in the 55-64 and the 65+ categories are 1-10 years away from retirement. When older workers retire, there will likely be a demand for new workers.
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Last modified: June 16th, 2015 at 11:49am