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Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing

Student sanding down the body of a car

MNTC's Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing Program prepares students to complete non-structural collision repair and automotive refinishing, damage analysis, non-structural and minor dent repair, plastics repair, along with painting and refinishing. Students will learn to use tools in repairing damage, and, removing and installing handles, moldings, trim, and bolted body parts. The program also includes painting preparation, sanding processes, color matching and adjusting color, removing and installing glass, and the process of written estimates. This program is aligned with ASE/NATEF standards and ASE certification.

Students who successfully complete this program have opportunities to become employed by Moore, Norman, and Oklahoma City Metro automotive shops and companies.

Program Details

Who can attend?

This career program is open to adults and high school juniors and seniors.

  • Adults can choose to attend A.M. and/or P.M. sessions. 
  • High school students can attend half day, A.M. or P.M., to be decided during career advisement  session.

Courses

 
Course Name
Introduction to Auto Collision Technology
Fundamentals of Mig Welding
Body Repair and Alignment
Mechanical and Electrical Systems
Refinishing
Automotive Detailing
Estimation
Workforce Staging
Total Class Hours: 1050

Prerequisites

None

 

Class Times

  • Start Date: August, October, January
  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • A.M. Hours: 9:15 - 12:25
    • NPS 9:15 - 12:05;
    • MPS 9:35 - 12:25
  • P.M. Hours: 1:15 - 4:10
    • NPS: 1:15 - 4:10
    • MPS: 1:15 - 4:10
  • Evening Hours: N/A
     
  • Adults can choose to attend A.M. and/or P.M. sessions. 
  • High school students can attend half day, A.M. or P.M., to be decided during career advisement session.

Expenses

Tools Needed

Please check with your instructor before purchasing tools. Prices may vary.

Credentials Available

  • ASE CRR Certifications (after two years Technology Center training and one year apprenticeship)
    • Non-Structural Analysis & Damage Repair (ASE Student)
    • Painting & Refinishing (ASE Student)
  • Safety & Pollution Prevention Training (S/P2)

National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation/Automotive Service Excellence

 

Accreditations

Gainful Employment

Is this program right for me?

Attributes

  • Reading Ability
  • Mathematics
  • Following Diagrams and Technical Manuals
  • Attention to Detail
  • Repairing
  • Active Listening
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operation and Control

Completion & Positive Placement Rate

  • On-Time Adult Completion Rate: For more information contact the MNTC Data Management Coordinator
  • Positive Placement Rate: 100.0%

Positive Placement Rate includes Military, Continuing Education and all Employment, related or not related. The rate information provided below is based on the most current data available.

Potential Occupations

  • Auto Body Repairman
  • Body Mechanic
  • Auto Body Assistant
  • Collision Technician 

Source: onetonline.org

 

 

Potential Wages

Career Profile

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid Eligibility: Title IV Eligible
  • Loan Debt: $0.00
  • CIP Code: 47.0603

Start your application today at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

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Note: MNTC does not participate in the Federal Student Loan Program.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are there prerequisites for this program?

A:  Refer to the "Prerequisites" tab above.

Q: Can I do this at the same time as Auto Service?

A: No, students can only take one long-term program at a time.

Q: Does MNTC require student ID badges?

A: Yes. All students and staff must wear an MNTC badge while on campus. Pictures for badges are taken during the registration process.

Q: Do I need a high school diploma for this program?

A: No, you do not have to have a high school diploma to apply. However, not having a diploma may affect your ability to apply for financial aid.

Q: How much does this program cost?

A: Refer to the "expenses" tab above.

Q: I cannot attend this class or program during the day, do you offer night classes?

A: This long-term program is not available in the evening. You might consider one of our short-term classes!

Q: Is there a waiting list?

A: For this program, you will need to speak with an MNTC Career Advisor. Set up your free career advisement today!

Q: What are possible occupations for me?

A: Refer to the "Potential Occupations" tab above.

Q: What certifications are available?

A: Refer to the "Credentials Available" tab above.

Q: What is the cost of this program?

A: Refer to the "cost" tab above.

Q: What kind of job could I get from this program?

A: Refer to the "potential occupations" tab above.

Q: What kind of testing is required prior to getting into the program?

A: Testing information is available during your meeting with an MNTC Career Advisor. 

Q: When does the program start?

A: Refer to the "class times" tab above.

Q: Who can apply?

A: Refer to the "Who can attend?" tab above.

Q: Will I have to take a test to get in?

A: You may be referred for assessment testing. This will be determined during your appointment with a Career Advisor.

Q: Will MNTC help me find job opportunities during or after I finish the program?

A: Yes! Our Career and College Connection team coordinate career and college fairs on campus throughout the year. They also help with resumes, interviews, employment opportunities, etc. Additionally, internships are may be available to eligible students.