Auto Body Technology

Auto Body Technology

Program Overview

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 transportation industry.  

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

Employment

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.

LOCATION

Industrial Technology Department, Building O
Marna Lombardi, Administrative Secretary
Phone: 805-922-6966 ext. 3335
industrialtechnology@hancockcollege.edu

Hours

Classes held day and evening for Fall & Spring Semester
Industrial Technology office hours 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Office closed during summer months.

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SPOTLIGHT

Ashley Pickard

Ashley Pickard
Dental Assisting

"In ten month's time I've gained the knowledge and skills to provide myself with a new, fun and interesting career in the dental assisting field. I've had instructors who are in the field and it really helped me to become prepared and know what's expected of me when I start at an office. I'm excited about the dental program: it took me from being stuck at a career roadblock to having almost endless career opportunities."
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Last Modified Nov 21, 2014