Auto Collision

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36 hours of community college credit available

This program provides training in auto collision repair; straightening sheet metal with hand and power tools, dent filling with plastics, sanding and masking techniques. Basic instruction in mig welding is given for panel replacement. Painting is primarily with base coat/clear coat paint system. Students will complete projects on late model vehicles. Multiple chapters are covered in the first semester followed by shop learning projects. Second semester will be spent in the classroom as well as the shop with the majority of the time spent in the shop. The focus of this semester is to improve on basic skills sets which are applied toward year two of Auto Collision Technology. The second year provides advanced training in all phases of the occupation including air conditioning, estimation, spraying urethane finishes of all types, color blending, and paint matching. Students will complete projects on a variety of vehicles.
Interview Required.
Current, valid Driver License Required. 

How to Apply

  1. Schedule to take the WorkKeys with the CTC Assessment Office (573.334.0826) and obtain required scores: 

    • Graphic Literacy-4

    • Applied Math-4

    • Workplace Documentation-4

  2. *Complete an application & make deposit ($100)

  3. Provide proof of HS graduation (or GED)

  4. Submit background check form

Class schedule

August - May (Following the Cape Girardeau Public Schools Calendar)

Monday - Friday
Morning block schedule is 8:25 - 10:50
Afternoon block schedule is 12:00 - 2:40

For more information call 573.334.0826 and speak to one of our advisors.