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Job Placement

After completing the program, graduates can find jobs as technicians at a dealership, as insurance appraisers or eventually as managers or shop owners.

Insurance Companies - Appraisers

  • Allstate Insurance Co.
  • Fred Loya Insurance Co.
  • State Farm Insurance Co.
  • PDA of the Rio Grande Valley / Laredo
  • Progressive Insurance
  • South Texas Appraisers
  • Nation Wide

Automotive Companies - Technician / Apprentice

  • Bert Ogden Motors
  • Boggus Ford Company - Harlingen / McAllen
  • Burns Motors
  • Charles Clark Chevrolet
  • Mid Valley Collision Stop
  • Collision Center - McAllen / Weslaco
  • Don Johnson
  • Frank Smith Collision
  • Mid Valley Ford
  • Van Burkleo Motors
  • Tip-O-Tex Chevrolet
  • Tipton Ford Body Shop
  • Luke Fruia Motors
  • Payne Collision Center

Graduates also seek employment with independent body shop owners. After years of working under the supervision and guidance of trained technicians graduates also go into business for themselves.

Graduates of the department may earn between $20,000 - $40,000 per year in the Valley and $30,000 - $50,000 outside the Valley. After working about a year in the field, many technicians begin to work on a commission basis and can earn anywhere from $40,000 - $60,000 per year.

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