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Auto Body Collision Technology

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Auto Body Collision Technology program overview

Auto body repair and refinishing technicians are skilled professionals who diagnose and repair vehicles damaged as a result of collisions, corrosion and wear. At HTC, you'll learn about Auto Body Collision Technology from instructors who have real-world experience meeting industry standards. With a combination of classroom education and hands-on training repairing cars, you'll be prepared to work in auto body repair shops and dealerships. You'll know how to estimate auto repair work on damaged vehicles. You'll learn to use power and hand tools to repair or replace body parts, and you'll complete painting work using cutting edge technology. For skills and confidence as an auto body technician, count on HTC training.

Program information

  • Class Time: Day and Evening
  • Semester: Fall or Spring Semester
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park Campus and Eden Prairie Campus
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Skills required

If you're ready to Get Started, you can begin the admissions process now. If you have questions, contact Enrollment Services for helpful information.

job Outlook

Today, over 50 percent of auto body technicians are over 50 years of age.  As they prepare to retire, technicians are needed on an ongoing basis.

Possible job titles include:

Auto Body Repair Technician, Auto Body Refinish Technician, Detailer, Collision Repair Technician, Estimator and Paint Technician.

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Awards and Certifications


Industry partners

HTC has a respected advisory committee comprised of individuals involved with and working in the collision repair industry. Their input keeps the program up-to-date on the latest trends and technology so HTC graduates have the skills employers require.

Accreditation and Affiliations

Hennepin Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In 2003, HTC became a member of the HLC Academic Quality Improvement Program.

  • I-CAR
  • AASP
  • Sherwin Williams


An articulation agreement between HTC and Minnesota State University Moorhead will facilitate credit transfer of HTC’s Auto Body Technician A.A.S. degree or diploma toward an Operations Management B.S. degree at Moorhead.

Last updated by kohalloran : 2019-11-19 02:57:01