TSTC is committed to providing highly specialized and advanced technical education that can lead to great career opportunities. We currently offer over 100 certificate and degree programs state-wide.

TSTC students come from more than 100 counties across the state. They arrive right out of high school, transfer from other colleges or from the workforce.

While we are proud that TSTC's education is affordable and a high return on your investment, we realize financial aid is the only option for some students.

At TSTC we understand your ultimate goal is a career you're passionate about and will make you the money you want to enjoy your life! Our goal is to help you be successful.

TSTC has been providing top-quality, career-driven education for Texans for close to 50 years. The college is nationally recognized for the number and quality of our technology graduates.

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Auto Collision Repair
Auto Collision Repair:
Sweetwater: 325.235.7300
Henry Ortega
voice: 325.235.7319
Email: Henry Ortega
   Mailing Address:
Auto Collision Repair
TSTC Sweetwater
300 Homer K Taylor Dr
Sweetwater, TX 79556
The Auto Collision Repair program is offered in Sweetwater
   Office Hours:
M-F: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Are you interested in building race cars, customizing motorcycles, repairing wrecked vehicles, or perhaps repairing boats or other watercraft? Do you enjoy watching American Hot Rod or PINKS and dream of having a career in the field? The Auto Collision Repair Program may be just right for your interests.

Many auto collision technicians are beginning to retire, which makes our graduates in high demand. The number of accidents on the road and the requirements states have for insurance create demand for repair technicians, too.

Repairing damaged vehicles isn't the only career option anymore. In the Auto Collision Repair program, you can design and customize all kinds of vehicles. You'll also find that the field has a number of career options such as repair shop technicians, refinishing technicians, and estimators.

Here at TSTC West Texas, you'll receive hands-on training in structural and cosmetic repair and in refinishing metal and plastic vehicle bodies.

You'll learn

  • cutting
  • welding
  • measuring
  • bonding
  • painting


Our labs and drive-in classrooms give you the look and feel of a collision repair facility. In our up-to-date computer labs you'll practice computerized estimating and color retrieval and in the program's paint booths you'll receive hands-on training in body shop paint processes.

The Auto Collision Repair faculty have years of industry experience. Their experience and the intensive training you'll receive in the program will help you develop the skills you'll need to return damaged vehicles to the road. Plus, you'll be able to learn the professionalism required for success in the workplace. You'll take courses such as these:

  • Automotive Plastic and Sheet Molding Compound Repair
  • Basic Refinishing
  • Basic Metal Repair
  • Auto Body Repair and Repainting
  • Vehicle Design and Structural Analysis
  • Vehicle Trim and Hardware
  • Shop Safety and Procedures
  • Professional Development


In the Auto Collision Repair program, students express their creativity and technical skills in a variety of formats demonstrating their own custom painting and customizing abilities. Some students also receive certification through an industry-recognized computerized estimating program.

All classes in the Auto Collision Repair Program are based on National Institute for Auto Service Excellence (ASE) and I-Car dedicated repair procedures.