Automotive Collision Repair : Emily Griffith Technical College

Automotive Collision Repair

Automotive Collision Repair involves repairing and restoring the bodies of vehicles of all types, including metal work, welding and painting. Automotive Collision Repair technicians also do custom body work – designing and modifying old and new vehicles.

Our part-time evening program, from 6pm-10pm, will give you hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art facility. 

What Can I Do with an Emily Griffith Automotive Collision Repair Certificate?

Graduates use their certificate to succeed in jobs such as the following:

  • Auto collision estimator
  • Auto repair and body shops
  • Restoration and custom shops
  • Car dealerships
  • Insurance estimator

Other potential career paths include jobs in custom painting and graphics, non-structural repairs, service advising, insurance adjustment.

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View program checklist below or download here.

  • Confirm payment. For more information regarding payment arrangements, click here.
  • Get your student ID
    • You can get your student ID at the Treasurer's Office after payment is confirmed.

  • Boots (steel toe not required) $40-$150
  • Leather work gloves $10-25
  • Jeans or canvas pants (no holes) $25-50
  • T-shirt or work shirt $5-$30
  • Z87-approved Safety glasses $5-25
  • Air purifying respirator $20-50. Purchase at any paint store or auto parts store, or online at or
  • Pen/pencil

Required textbook to be purchased by student:

  • Auto Body Repair Technology, 6th Edition
    • Author: James E. Duffy
      ISBN: 978-1133702856
      Course code: ACT (all courses)

On the first day of class policies, procedures, and orientation take place. Classes are completed at a quick pace, without breaks between classes. One class is covered in its entirety before moving to the next class and ranges from one to four weeks.

Our programs welcome new students multiple times throughout the year. As a student, you will likely experience being in the classroom with another cohort that may be learning different content than you

Skilled Trades
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
18 Months
Program length
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Katie Pham says she has the best job ever. She’s an English teacher for Emily Griffith teaching at Project Worthmore. “I don’t know where else I could sit in a room with 30 languages, all religions represented, and build a community,” she says. 

Before she started teaching English, she constantly bounced around with different jobs. She started working at Project Worthmore in communications, but when they needed help teaching, she started helping out. First she was just teaching one literacy class a week, but she really enjoyed it. So she took TOESL classes and got certified so that she could start teaching full time. 

She’s been teaching English now for 4 years. “And I haven’t gotten sick of it yet!” she says. 

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