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Auto Body Repair


Programs in auto body repair prepare people to repair and finish vehicle bodies.

Auto body repair programs include topics such as:


Many community colleges and technical schools offer certificate and associate degree programs in auto body repair. A certificate program usually takes six months to one year of full-time study. An associate degree program at a community college usually takes two years of full-time study to complete.

A few colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in technology management with an emphasis in auto body repair. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.

See schools that offer this program.

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Program Admission

You can prepare for this program of study by getting your high school diploma or GED.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

A certificate program typically includes subjects such as the following:

An associate degree program also typically includes the following:

Things to Know

You can learn this career on the job, but employers tend to favor hires with some prior training.

You can expect to receive on-the-job training after you are hired. You may also take classes from a manufacturer of specialized equipment.

In a large shop you may specialize in one skill such as painting or glass repair.

You can become certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). To become certified, you need two years of work experience and must pass an exam (postsecondary education in this field can substitute for one of those years).


East Side Area

Walla Walla Community College

King-Snohomish Area

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Renton Technical College

Spokane Area

Spokane Community College

Tacoma Area

Bates Technical College (South Campus)

Clover Park Technical College

West Side Area

Bellingham Technical College