Automotive Collision Technology Technician


The mission of Lindsey Hopkins Technical College is to empower students to achieve their career goals and to develop their ultimate potential.

Program Objective:

The Automotive Collision Technology Technician Program mission is to prepare students for employment in the Automotive Body and Related Repairers.

Program Content:

The program includes but is not limited to basic trade skills; refinishing skills; Sheetmetal repair skills; frame and unibody squaring and aligning; use of fillers; paint systems and undercoats; related welding skills; related mechanical skills; trim-hardware maintenance; glass servicing; and other miscellaneous repairs.

Admission Requirements:

  • 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in any K-12 program

  • Occupational Interest

Completion Requirements:

The entire program is 1400 hours, but students can earn a certificate upon completion of the following OCPs:

OCPCourse NumberCourse TitleLength
AARR0140Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing
150 Hours
BARR0141Automotive Collision Refinishing Technician450 Hours
CARR0312Non-Structural Damage Repair Technician300 Hours
DARR0022Damage Analysis and Estimating75 Hours
EARR0112Automotive Collision Welding, Cutting and
75 Hours
FARR0295Structural Damage Repair Technician350 Hours
Total Hours: 1400

Minimum basic-skills grade levels required for awarding a Full Program Completion Certificate are 9th grade in Math, Language and Reading on the TABE test, or passing an Industry Certification exam. Additional information can be provided by student services.

Students are expected to complete program competencies.

Employment Opportunities:

• Automotive Collision Technician
• Automotive Sheetmetal repair
• Automotive frame and unibody squaring and aligning
• Automotive paint systems and undercoats
• Automotive related welding and mechanical skills
• Automotive trim-hardware and glass servicing

Employment Requirements:

Automotive Collision Technicians complete a program at a post-secondary institution. Industry certification is usually required once person is employed.


The average wage for this career in Florida is $23.99 hourly or $49,890 annually.

Financial Aid:

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. Applicants must have a High School, or its equivalent. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, at Questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Financial Aid Office.

Program Cost:

• In-state residents—$2.56 per hour (Subject to change)
• Out of state resident—$10.25 per hour (Subject to change)
• $15.00 application fee per trimester
• Material fee—$25.00 per trimester
• Identification fee—$5.00 per trimester
• Liability insurance fee—$10.50
• Students must purchase books/kits and/or uniforms, if applicable

Program Hours:

  • .Monday thru Friday, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

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