Automotive Collision Repair Program / Course

An exciting, high-tech, and rewarding career.


Automotive Collision Technology Technicians are skilled, knowledgeable people who know how to use specialized equipment and highly technical methods to restore collision damage. They must possess the basic skills in metalworking, welding, plumbing, electrical power, air conditioning, painting, and computer technology. Training in this program is provided by ASE certified instructors.

Career Opportunities:

  • Collision-Repair Technician
  • Alignment Specialist
  • Refinishing Technician
  • Damage Appraiser
  • Glass and Door Technician
  • Collision Parts Specialist
  • Frame and Unibody
  • Repair Specialist
  • Collision Shop Foreman/Manager
  • Body Shop Owner/Operator
  • Interior Trim and Upholstery Technician

Employment Opportunities:

Collision repair technicians can work for automotive dealerships and independent repair facilities. Technicians can advance to becoming productive shop managers, shop administrators, and damage appraisers. They also find career opportunities in the marine, street rod, and custom car industry; in educational institutions; in manufacturing industries; and in the retail trade.

Employment Outlook:

Employment for Automotive Collision Technology Technicians is expected to grow 6 percent through the year 2024. Demand for qualified collision repair technicians will increase as the number of motor vehicles in operation continues to grow in line with the nation’s population.


The average wage for Automotive Collision Technology Technicians is $19.63 hourly or $40,830 annually.


Location and Hours:

  • Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College (Certificate – 1400 Hours)
  • Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College (Certificate – 1400 Hours)