This two-year program teaches the basic principles and terminology of the auto body repair industry. This hands-on repair program teaches metal work, basic painting and color matching, cost estimation, industry safety protocol, structural analysis, computer diagnostic systems, and welding in collision repair.
West-MEC programs prepare students to seek one or more industry certification or licensure in their field of study, providing a pathway to economic independence.
Collision repair technician, auto body customizer, painter/refinisher, trim mechanic, prepper, estimator, buffer, detailer, bodyman, collision estimator
Automotive Collision Technology Entry-level salary range: $14.39 – $18.45 per hour*
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment & Wages