Auto Body Technology
The associate in science degree and certificate options in auto collision repair at
Allan Hancock College will prepare you for a successful career in the auto body and
As a graduate of the auto body technology program, you will have mastered the tools
and equipment necessary to repair:
- Collision damage
- Correct structural frame damage
- Prepare vehicle surfaces
- Perform spot and complete paint job repairs
The curriculum at Allan Hancock College addresses emerging technologies to stay competitive in the industry. In just two years you will be trained as an entry level technician with the math, reading, writing,
and computer skills needed to succeed in the automotive body and paint repair field.
Why choose to become an auto body technician?
- Excellent opportunities exist for both men and women in collision repair
- The auto body repair technician of today is in high demand
- The need for technical and academic skills has become more important than ever
- Experienced body repairers have excellent job security
- Automotive repair business is not very sensitive to changes in economic conditions
According to industry statistics, there is a shortage of about 20,000 auto body technicians per year. This means that 200,000 jobs could
become available in the next decade and employment is available in nearly every geographic
location. National employment estimates for this occupation as reported by the U.S.
Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics show annual salary estimates between $25,075 - 62,973.
Industrial Technology Department, Building O
Phone: 805-922-6966 ext. 3335
Classes held day and evening for Fall & Spring Semester
Industrial Technology office hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Office closed in July.
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Auto Body & Automotive Tech
"The education, knowledge, and hands-on experience I received here allowed me to discover and fuel my passion for cars. Eric Mason and the other auto body and automotive technology instructors pushed and inspired me to pursue a career in the industry. I was recently promoted to a full body technician in less than two years, which is half the time it usually takes. I credit Hancock for giving me the tools and confidence to succeed in the field, especially as a woman. I used what I learned at Hancock on a daily basis."
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