This program trains students to assess and repair vehicles that have been damaged by collisions. Modern auto body professionals use specialized technology to make repairs with precision. OTC instructors use state-of-the-art laboratories, so students gain hands-on experience using advanced tools. Students can choose a concentration from several areas of expertise including sheet metal and unibody repair, automotive refinishing and collision damage estimation. Potential employers include body shops, car dealerships, upholstery shops, glass shops, paint and equipment manufacturers and insurance companies.
The Auto Collision Repair Technology Program is accredited by the ASE Education Foundation.
*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.
Admission to Ozarks Technical Community College is open to all individuals who can benefit from its educational programs. A focus of the college mission is on the academic, career and personal goals of the student. OTC may admit you as a First-Time student just completing their high school, GED or HiSET requirements or as a Transfer student coming from another institution finishing up a certificate or degree. For more information, visit OTC Admissions.
Wondering how you’re going to pay for college? At OTC, we believe that cost shouldn’t be a barrier to earning a degree. Our staff will work with you to make a financial plan. To browse the resources available to you, see paying for college.