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.


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


No Prerequisites


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.


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

American Welding Society



Gainful Employment

Is this program right for me?


  • Reading Ability
  • Mathematics
  • Following Diagrams and Technical Manuals
  • Attention to Detail

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 




Potential Wages

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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid

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

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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: 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: 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.

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