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Waco, TX 76705

TSTC is located off I-35 North at exit 342A, just north of Waco
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TSTC in Sweetwater is not currently accepting new students into this program. Please call 325.235.7300 for other program options that may be of interest to you. 

Are you interested in building race cars, customizing motorcycles, repairing wrecked vehicles, or perhaps repairing boats or other watercraft?

With the recent popular demand in customized paint jobs and car restoration, the auto collision repair industry has morphed into more than just dent repair.  You can learn the art as well as the hands-on technical aspects of this resurging industry. The Auto Collision Repair Program at TSTC West Texas may be just right for your interests.

Career Opportunities

  • Repair Shop Technician
  • Refinishing Technician
  • Frame Technician
  • Repair Estimator

Many auto collision technicians are retiring, placing our graduates in high demand. Coupled with the number of accidents on the road, and strict insurance claim requirements, the need for qualified repair technicians is even greater.

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. 

Hands-on Approach

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 skills such as:

  • 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. 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. 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.

Course Options

  • 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

Industry Certification

In the Auto Collision Repair program, you'll express your creativity and technical skills in a variety of formats, demonstrating your own custom painting and customizing abilities. Some students 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.

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