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Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology

Collision Repair & refinishing Technology curriculum provides training in the use of the equipment and materials of the Autobody workerautobody mechanic trade. The student learns the construction of the automobile body and techniques of auto body repairing, rebuilding and refinishing.

Graduates of the curriculum should qualify for entry- level positions in the automotive body and refinishing industry. Graduates may find employment with franchised independent garages or they may become self-employed.

CCC&TI offers several different educational programs in this area:

Emphasis is placed on:

  • autobody fundamentals
  • industry overview
  • safety

For more information about course descriptions or required courses, refer to the current CCC&TI Course Catalog and its corresponding Addendum.

Employment Outlook

The DOL's Occupational Outlook Handbook states,Employment of automotive body repairers is expected to grow as fast as average for all occupations through the year 2014. Demand for qualified body repairers will increase as the number of motor vehicles in operation continues to grow in line with the Nation’s population. With each rise in the number of motor vehicles in use, the number of vehicles damaged in accidents also will grow. Experienced body repairers are rarely laid off during a general slowdown in the economy. Automotive repair business is not very sensitive to changes in economic conditions because major body damage must be repaired if a vehicle is to be restored to safe operating condition. " ((Visited on 2006, Aug.15)).

To learn more about employment outlooks and working environments in the Autobody field, go to

Gainful Employment Program Information

There are no additional costs for this program outside of tuition, fees, books, and supplies.