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

As reported by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, California is one of the states that employs the most auto body technicians. This data also shows the mean annual salary of auto body technicians in California is estimated to be $51,320. 

 

LOCATION

Bldg. O, Room 101

Hours

Fall/Spring: 
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Summer: (only during the month of June)
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CONTACT

(805) 922-6966 ext. 3335
industrialtechnology@hancockcollege.edu

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Last Modified Jun 11, 2019