Automotive Collision Repair


Our Automotive Collision Repair program prepares students for a career in the automotive collision repair industry. From metalworking, painting, and detailing to the satisfaction of restoring vehicles, our hands-on, technologically-advanced certified training program will teach you the skills needed to repair and restore a wide variety of vehicles. Our curriculum follows the I-CAR, ASE, and NATEF (National Automotive Technical Education Foundation) guidelines.

Our ASE certified instructors teach with the aid of the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) advanced technician curriculum, which includes the ability to read technical manuals, make precise measurements and work with advanced computer technology. Students learn both frame and structural alignment—including metalworking, welding, plastic repair, painting, and detailing—as well as how to restor a vehicle to manufacturer specifications. 

Our state-of-the-art facility includes: 

  • A GARMAT downdraft spray booth along with two matching prep decks for painting
  • A fully stocked solvent and waterborne paint banks for maximum paint mixing and matching capabilities
  • A new 3M fresh air system for painting
  • A Chief Titan 360 frame rack with computerized measurment system
  • 6 clean air welding booths for students to learn welding, ensuring a safe and perfect welding environment

Students have the opportunity to work in the field while attending class.

Tuition for Automotive Collision Repair is $7,426          Entry-level salary for Automotive Collision Repair is $30,779 per year          The Automotive Collision Repair program is an 18 month part-time program

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2019–2020 Program Dates

Please note that end dates are approximate.


Start Date End Date Days Time Status


2/1/2021 M-Th 6:00pm–10:00pm Closed


8/1/2021 M-Th 6:00pm–10:00pm  


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Earning Potential

Occupation Projected Job Growth 2014-2024 10% Wage 25% Wage Median Wage 90% Wage
Autmotive Body and Related Repairers 20% 13.31/hr ($27,680/yr)

17.54/hr ($36,490/yr)

22.83/hr ($47,480/yr)

38.53/hr ($80,140/yr)

Wage information is based on the O*NET Online Occupational Database and Career One Stop for the Denver Metro Area. Entry-level employees can expect wages between the 10% and 25% rates in the first 1-3 years in a job. The 90% Wage is typical of someone who has been working in the occupation for 7 years or more. 

*Salary is not guaranteed and should be used as a guideline only. 


To what types of jobs do these skills apply?

  • Auto collision estimator for repair facilities
  • Auto repair supply stores
  • Auto repair shops
  • Auto repair/restoration and custom shops
  • Car dealerships
  • Insurance estimator


What professions can I choose?

  • Auto insurance adjuster
  • Custom painting and graphics
  • Estimating
  • Non-structural repair technician
  • Structural repair technician
  • Paint and refinishing technician
  • Parts specialist
  • Service advisor


What types of companies might hire me?

  • Auto repair supply stores
  • Auto repair shops
  • Auto repair/restoration and custom shops
  • Car dealerships


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