Automotive Collision Technology Technician Program

Repairman sanding plastic car bumper

An exciting, high-tech, and rewarding career.

CARES Act Funding:

This program is included in the Rapid Credentialing Grant which was designed in response to COVID-19.

Introduction:

What exactly is Automotive Collision Technology? Well, if you are the type of person that enjoys restoring things to their original working condition, seeing things function as they were always intended when first manufactured, then Miami-Dade Technical College Automotive Collision Technology Program may be just right for you! Imagine a career program that arms you with the necessary skills and tools to use specialized equipment and highly technical methods to restore vehicle damaged by collision. The growing number of cars on today’s highways that inevitably results in more traffic accidents elevates the need for more qualified automotive collision technicians to satisfy the demand. Learning basic skills in metalworking, welding, body repair, electrical power, air conditioning, painting, computer technology, coupled with the training by ASE certified instructors effectively prepares you for this exciting career path.

Career Opportunities:

  • Automotive Collision Repair Technician
  • Automotive Body and Glass Repairer

Employment Outlook:

Overall employment of automotive body and glass repairers is projected to grow 4% from 2018 to 2028.

Salary:

The average wage for this career in Florida is $20.00 hourly or $41,600 annually.

Completion Requirements:

The entire program is 1400 hours. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):

OCPCOURSEHOURS
OCP AAutomotive Collision Repair and Refinishing Helper/Assistant150 Hours
OCP BAutomotive Collision Refinishing Technician450 Hours
OCP CNon-Structural Damage Repair Technician300 Hours
OCP DDamage Analysis and Estimating75 Hours
OCP EAutomotive Collision Welding, Cutting and Joining75 Hours
OCP FStructural Damage Repair Technician350 Hours
Total Hours: 1400

Location & Course’s Schedule:

Automotive Collision Technology Technician is available at the following school (s):

LOCATIONCOURSE'S SCHEDULE
Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical CollegeMonday - Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 1:20 p.m.
Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical CollegeMonday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact Information at the Location:

Additional information can be provided by student services:

LOCATIONCOUNSELOR / REGISTRAR PHONE NUMBER
Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College
(305) 557-1100
Danielle Taylor
Jackie Benjamin
Vanessa Torres
Elizabeth Forero
Ext. 2230
Ext. 2215
Ext. 2250
Ext. 2216
Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College
(305) 253-9920
Mirtha Silverang
Maria Ruiz
Kathy Pearson
Irene Montoto
Ext. 2145
Ext. 2147
Ext. 2159
Ext. 2150

 

Source

Transportation