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Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 14
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

Auto body collision technicians are the skilled professionals who repair damaged vehicles. Repairing today's technologically advanced cars requires knowledge and training in metals, plastics, structural repairs and other areas that require the use of specialized equipment. The instruction will involve classroom theory, demonstrations, and repair of customers' cars. Making actual repairs on vehicles plays a major role in skill development. Students will train on school-supplied shop equipment that uses the latest technology. Technicians already in the field can update their knowledge by registering for specific courses. Auto body work is an exciting profession because each damaged vehicle presents a new and different challenge. Automotive Restoration - Skill Development: DCTC offers a restoration course designed for hobbyists looking to improve their skills in the restoration of automotive sheet metal. The class includes welding, rust repair procedures, sheet metal straightening techniques and plastic filler usage. Students are required to supply their own tools and projects.

Program Locations

  • Dakota County Technical College 55068

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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Dakota County Technical College
Dakota County Technical College
1300 145th Street East Rosemount, MN 55068 Toll-Free: (877) 937-3282 Local: (651) 423-8301 TTY: (651) 423-8621 Email: admissions@dctc.edu