Auto Body Collision Technology offers a challenging and rewarding career — using both technical and artistic skills.
In Auto Body Collision Technology at Minnesota State College Southeast in Winona, you'll learn refinishing, repair, replacement, and adjustment of body panels. The program also includes structural, mechanical, and electrical repair as well as new technologies such as working with aluminum and carbon fiber. With experience in all of these areas, you will have career opportunities in several different specialties upon graduation.
Our students develop strong problem-solving skills through hands-on learning and classroom instruction. You will learn how to access and interpret product data sheets, service information, and estimating guides. Students have the opportunity to take the coursework to earn I-CAR industry accreditation. Most importantly, you'll work on real vehicles in our state-of-the art facility.
Auto Body Collision Technology is certified by the ASE Education Foundation (formerly NATEF), making the program at Minnesota State College Southeast one of only a handful of schools in the United States certified in the four major areas of Auto Body: Refinishing, structural, non-structural, and mechanical/electrical. Job placement in this major is 100%.
Auto Body Collision Technology (AAS)
Winona - 67 cr
Auto Body Collision Technology (DIP)
Winona - 60 cr
Auto Body Refinishing (CERT)
Winona - 26 cr
Auto Body Sheet Metal Repair & Replacement (CERT)
Winona - 29 cr
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