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Refinish and repair

In an industry where vehicles and technology continue to evolve, collision technicians are held to the highest of standards. Learn how to analyze vehicle damage, potential repairs and all of the methods for making a vehicle look as good as it did when it came off the lot.  If you enjoy working on cars and are interested in building a marketable skill set, then the Auto Collision & Management program is right for you.

  • Vehicle Structural Analysis
  • Automotive Refinishing
  • Color Analysis and Paint Matching

In Auto Collision & Management Technology, you’ll receive hands-on training from instructors certified by the Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation (ASE) and the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR). You will have an internship working in a body shop to get the valuable experience you need.

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Degree Plans

Students are required to enroll in a First-Year Seminar course, TSTC 1102 Professional Skills, in their first semester attending TSTC unless they have completed more than 24 credit hours. Please see detailed information regarding the course and exemptions in the Catalog and Student Handbook under 07. First Steps at TSTC section 04. First Year Seminar Courses (TSTC 1101 and TSTC 1102).

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Auto Collision & Management Technology - Refinishing Specialization
AAS Associate of Applied Science
Hybrid
PBE
16
$13,920
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Auto Collision & Management Technology - Repair Specialization
AAS Associate of Applied Science
Hybrid
PBE
16
$13,920
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Auto Collision & Management Tech-Repair Specialization CO-OP
AAS Associate of Applied Science
Hybrid
PBE
16
$13,920
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Auto Collision Refinishing
CER1 Certificate of Completion
Hybrid
PBE
8
$6,960
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Auto Collision Repair
CER1 Certificate of Completion
Hybrid
PBE
12
$8,120
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Auto Collision Repair
CER2 Certificate of Completion
Hybrid
PBE
16
$10,904
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Auto Collision & Management Technology - Refinishing Specialization
CER2 Certificate of Completion
Hybrid
PBE
12
$9,744
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Tesla Collision Repair
ATC Advanced Technical Certificate
Hybrid
8
$3,712
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"The program was industry-focused and provided real-world, hands-on assignments and projects that allowed us to practice our skills and be ready to hit the ground running when we entered the workforce."
Phillip Saldana
27, Auto Collision and Management Technology
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