Auto Collision and Refinishing Technology

  • Auto Collision Repair slideshow -- student buffing
  • Teacher and student inspecting auto body work
  • Auto Collision Repair slideshow -- student buffing
  • Auto Collision Repair slideshow -- student sanding a body panel

The skills of a mechanic and the touch of an artist come together in our Automotive Collision Repair program.

Students will learn the use of hand and power tools to perform metal working and dent repair, welding, replacing parts, door and window repair, insurance claim procedures and estimating.

The program also covers aluminum and plastic repair and laser frame measuring and straightening. Refinishing skills will be developed using the newest High Volume Low Pressure spray technology and water-borne paints in a heated downdraft spray booth.

SATC’s Auto Collision Repair Program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) — a division of the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) – and all instructors are Master ASE Certified.

Program Length Program Cost Degree Earned Expected Salary
9 Months $8,531 Technical Certificate $25,000 – $35,000
Two Years $11,481 Associate Degree


  • Analyze automotive structural damage & repair requirements

  • Analyze non-structural automotive damage & repair requirements

  • Diagnose & repair collision damaged mechanical & electrical components

  • Demonstrate automobile painting & refinishing skills

  • Demonstrate safe work habits & procedures within an Auto Collision Repair facility


  • Automotive Body & Paint Shops

  • Automotive Dealers

  • Paint & Supply Stores

  • Collision Repair Shops

  • Manufacturing Companies



Contact the ACR Enrollment Specialist with any questions or information regarding admissions requirements.

Melissa Farmer