Collision Repair Technology

Do you love cars and working with your hands? Do you take pride in taking a “heap” and making it look like new? The Collision Repair Technology program can prepare you for a career as an auto body repairer. You will learn the techniques and materials used to refinish, weld, design and install trim, as well as estimate the cost of repairs. You will work on real cars in real jobs performed in class assignments.

Career Opportunities

Work in dealerships, repair shops, for trucking companies or other businesses that have large fleets of vehicles, or start your own business.

Wage/Salary Information

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Program Home Campus

Covington; general education classes may be offered at other campuses

Entry time

Fall or spring terms


Certificates and diploma. An associate in applied science degree is available through the General Occupational and Technical Studies program. Go to the KCTCS Catalog for details on the GOTS program.

Program Length

(After any developmental needs are met and if enrolled in 12 to 15 credit hours per semester)

  • Certificate: Varies from one to four semesters by certificate
  • Diploma: Two years
  • Associate degree: Two years

Progression in the Collision Repair Technology program is contingent upon achievement of a grade of “C” or better in each course and maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.

Advising Sheet (PDF)