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Auto Body Collision Technology

at Northland Community and Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 71
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

Formal 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. The customized curriculum allows students time for more Liberal Arts classes, which are a part of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. 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, and weld rust repair panels. They also replace broken glass, inspect drive train components, and perform electircal diagnostics including air bag component replacement. Students will also sand, mask repair areas, and spray the latest automotive refinishing materials in a state of the art down draft bake booth. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification test after graduating and one year of training in a collision repair facility.

Program Locations

  • Northland Community and Technical College, Thief River Falls 56701

Labor Market Information

  • Transportation Equipment Painters

  • Median wage: $20.50/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers

  • Median wage: $20.11/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Automotive Body Repairers

  • Median wage: $21.84/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
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Northland Community and Technical College
Northland Community and Technical College
1101 Highway 1 E Thief River Falls, MN 56701 Toll-Free: (800) 959-6282 Local: (218) 683-8800 TTY: (800) 627-3529