The Autobody Repair degree program will teach you all phases of repairing damaged unibody vehicles and related components, including unibody alignment.
Students also will develop skills in all phases of welding; metal straightening by hammering; smoothing areas by filling, grinding or sanding; refinishing and replacing body parts and components; and principles of autobody estimation.
This academic program is primarily designed for those who wish to enter the workforce immediately following graduation.
This program is offered by the Automotive, Manufacturing and Electrical Engineering Technologies Department.
Entrance and Course Requirements
Graduates will be qualified to pursue a variety of careers in the autobody repair field. Common careers for graduates of the Autobody Repair degree are: Automotive Body and Related Repairer, Automotive Glass Installer.
Recent employers include: Advance Auto Parts; BMW; Body Works; Collision Experts; Dino's Autobody; Easy Motors; H&V Autocare and Collision Center; Highbridge Service Center; Mamones Autobody; NAPA Autoparts; Nemer Chevrolet; Pritchard Automotive; Scott's Auto Body; Tri County Collision.
Salaries vary based on position and degree attainment. Here is the median salary taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2015): Automotive Body and Related Repairer, $39,880.
The Center for Careers and Transfer offers Career Services and Transfer Services to all students.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the program should be able to:
- Demonstrate proficiency in modern welding techniques.
- Demonstrate proficiency in automotive painting techniques.
For more information regarding this program, please contact:
Cogan Hall, Room 145
For more information about admission to this program, please contact:
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223