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AUTO BODY COLLISION TECHNOLOGY

DELIVERY

Day

START

Fall Semester

CAMPUS

Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie Campus

 

OVERVIEW
Auto body repair and refinishing technicians are skilled professionals who diagnose and repair vehicles damaged as a result of collisions, corrosion, and wear. At HTC, you’ll learn about Auto Body Collision Technology from instructors who have real-world experience meeting industry standards.  With a combination of classroom education and hands-on training repairing cars, you’ll be prepared to work in auto body repair shops and dealerships. You’ll know how to estimate auto repair work on damaged vehicles. You’ll learn to use power and hand tools to repair or replace body parts, and you’ll complete painting work using cutting edge technology. For skills and confidence as an auto body technician, count on HTC training.

 More Than an Education
More Than an Education



 Students Awarded Scholarships/Grants
Students Awarded Scholarships/Grants

 


LABS AND CLASSROOMS

The lab has 16,000 square feet of space and state-of-the-art equipment currently used in most modern auto body shops.
SUPPLIES/TOOLS

Students receive a list of required tools to purchase. HTC hosts a Tool Day in mid-August, with many vendors offering substantial discounts for students.  All students will be notified when the Tool Day schedule is set.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Must be able to lift 50 pounds. If you’re ready to Get Started, you can begin the admissions process now. If you have questions, contact Student Services for helpful information.
WORK ENVIRONMENT

Graduates find work in franchised and independent auto body shops, dealerships, and as estimators and adjusters for insurance companies.
JOB OUTLOOK

Today, over 50 percent of auto body technicians are over 50 years of age.  As they prepare to retire, technicians are needed on an ongoing basis.

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT:

Auto Body Technician Diploma

Custom Fabrication and Finishing Certificate

Non-Structural Repair Technician Assistant Certificate

Refinishing Technician Assistant Certificate

Structural Repair Technician Assistant Certificate


POTENTIAL JOB TITLES
Auto Body Repair Technician, Auto Body Refinish Technician, Detailer, Collision Repair Technician, Estimator, Paint Technician.
SALARY
Average wages: $21.71 per hour (www.iseek.org). Salary and advancement potential are based on knowledge and skill set.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE/PARTNERSHIPS

HTC has a respected advisory committee comprised of individuals involved with and working in the collision repair industry. Their input keeps the program up-to-date on the latest trends and technology so HTC graduates have the skills employers require.
ACCREDITATION/AFFILIATIONS

Hennepin Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In 2003, HTC became a member of the HLC Academic Quality Improvement Program.

NATEF (ASE)
I-CAR
AASP
Sherwin Williams

ARTICULATIONS

An articulation agreement between HTC and Minnesota State University Moorhead will facilitate credit transfer of HTC’s Auto Body Technician A.A.S. degree or diploma toward an Operations Management B.S. degree at Moorhead.

 Brooklyn Park Campus

Ron Furchner

Tom Phillips

Eden Prairie Campus

Mike Netzinger

Mike Janovsky