Auto Body & Collision Repair

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician. 470603


Auto body and collision repair persons are metal craftsmen
who repair damaged motor vehicles. Skills involve replacing
and repairing unibody structure damage, removing dents,
welding torn metals, replacing damaged sheet metal parts,
repairing all types of automotive plastics, and repainting
partial or whole vehicles. The course prepares students for
ASE certification.
Future opportunities include: direct employment following
completion as auto body technicians or auto body painters,
technical schools for specialists’ training as sheet metal
technicians, and college degrees as metallurgists, structural
engineers and career and technical education teachers.
Employment Requirements: While each employer and
specific position will have their own expectations (such as
high school completion, drug testing, background checks,
experience in the field, lifting ability, etc.), this program’s
graduates may also be required to have a valid driver’s
license, ICAR/ASE certification and/or provide your own
Introduction to Auto Body and Collision Repair
The Auto Body and Collision Repair Career
Tools and Equipment
Body Panel Repair and Replacement
Analyze damage and develop repair plan
Prepare panels for filler
Apply body filler
Remove and replace cosmetic body panels
Painting and Refinishing
Paint equipment and safety equipment
Use paint equipment
Masking techniques
Apply base coat / clear coat, and single stage paint


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent


SOUTH Central Career Center

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)

West Plains

Type of financial aid offered or have access to


Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)


Graduation Fees


In-State/District Tuition


Other Fees

$100.00 Accreditation Fee

Registration Fee


Total In-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

49-3021.00Automotive Body and Related Repairers
$0.00 per hour

Provider Status



407West Thornburgh Street, West Plains, Missouri 65775

Phone Number

(417) 256-2256

Fax Number

(417) 256-5786

Web Address

Last Updated

Aug 16, 2021


Sep 25, 2019