Auto Body Repair

at Saint Paul College

Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 49
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

This program prepares students for a career in the repair and replacement of automotive body and frame components. The job involves many skills including frame repair, welding, cutting, metal finishings, painting and alignment of body components. Graduates often enter an apprenticeship training program, working under an experienced journeyperson for a period of at least three years. The usual four-year apprenticeship term is shortened for vocational school graduates. Opportunities exist for advancement to estimator, adjuster, service manager, parts manager or shop owner.

Program Locations

  • Saint Paul College 55102

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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Saint Paul College
Saint Paul College
235 Marshall Ave. Saint Paul, MN 55102 Toll-Free: (800) 227-6029 Local: (651) 846-1600 TTY: (651) 846-1548