Auto Collision Repair and Finish Technician

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Program Information

  • Location: Oak Creek Campus
  • Pathway: Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation
  • Program Code: 31-405-1
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Auto Collision Repair and Finish Technician Diploma


This program prepares you for a career working in automotive finishing, painting and the auto collision repair industry. 

In this comprehensive program, students gain practical skills and technical expertise in metalworking, structural vehicle repair, painting, refinishing, color matching, estimating repair costs, and, most importantly, safety practices. 

Learning these real-world applications allows students to enter the workforce with confidence. Program graduates will be able to work at independent auto body shops, dealerships and manufacturers requiring employees with spray-painting skills.



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Detailed Program Information

2024-25 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
AUTOBY-322 Sheet Metal Correction & Fundamentals ** 4
AUTOBY-301 Plastic and Composites Repair  1
AUTOBY-323 Estimating and Damage Analysis 1
AUTOBY-325 Refinishing1 & Personal Safety 2
AUTOBY-304 Basic Auto Mechanical Systems 1
AUTOBY-326 Sheet Metal Correction & Refinishing 2 4

Workplace Communication
(or) ENG-195 Written Communication ‡
(or) Any 200-level ENG course
WELD-340 Welding for Auto Body Technicians 2
AUTOBY-316 Applied Collision Repair 1 ** 5
AUTOBY-317 Frame Measuring & Setup ** 2
AUTOBY-312 Elec Servicing-Auto Body Repair 1
AUTOBY-313 Intro Color Match & Aluminum ** 1
AUTOBY-314 Front-End Alignment 1
AUTOBY-315 Applied Collision Repair 2 ‡ 5

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

To see course descriptions, class times and locations, visit the full course catalog (link).

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Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Events Calendar

Program Outcomes

  • Straighten collision damaged sheet metal
  • Refinish automobile body parts
  • Replace non-structural panels and parts
  • Perform collision repair welding procedures

Career Outlook

This program prepares you for employment with automobile dealerships, independent body shops, specialized shops, franchise repair garages and manufacturing jobs requiring spray painting ability.

Based on the high number of passenger cars and trucks being produced, the need for automobile body technicians is at a high level. Employment prospects are promising for technicians trained in the complex design of unibody construction. 

Possible Careers

Assistant Body Shop Manager
Body Repairer
Insurance Company Appraiser



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Last updated: 04/19/2024