Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology

Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology

Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology curriculum provides training in the use of the equipment and materials of the auto body 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:

Autobody worker

Please review the Admission Requirements for the Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology program.

Emphasis is placed on:

  • auto body fundamentals
  • industry overview
  • safety

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


If you are interested in the Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology program, please let us know by clicking on the link below and completing the form:

Career Information

The DOL's Occupational Outlook Handbook states,"Employment of automotive body and glass repairers is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Job opportunities should be very good for job seekers with industry certification and formal training in automotive body and glass repair. " (Visited 2016).

Program Contacts:

Program Spotlight


To learn more about employment outlooks and working environments in the Auto body field, go to:

To learn more about careers in the Collison Repair and Refinishing Technology field, visit CCC&TI's Career Coach site for the following programs:

Career Coach logo Diploma: Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology

Career Coach logo Certificate: Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology

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