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


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: 1-805-922-6966 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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Last Modified Oct 23, 2018