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. The certificate program is designed for students who are already working or want to enter the workforce as soon as possible. The program requirements allow students to graduate faster than those pursuing the A.A.S. degree. 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.