Fix Your Sights on Auto Body Collision Repair

Photo of autobody student and instructor

Whether you’re a detail person or prefer to focus on the big picture, there’s a place for your talents in the auto body and collision technology industry. Becoming a professional auto body and collision technology specialist is a career that has longevity and ample opportunities for specialization or future diversification.

The Auto Body and Collision Technology program at South Central College is an I-CAR training alliance program member that will help you take your passion for cars to a new level with its I-CAR (Inter-industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) industry credentialed curriculum. After completing the program, you will have I-CAR ProLevel 1 designation (Refinish Technician and Non-Structural Technician), which is highly sought after by hiring managers.  Graduates can also test for up to 21 more certifications (16/I-CAR, 5/ASE.) More on I-CAR can be found at  

ASE (the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence) certifications are available through this program and include: Non-Structural Technician, Structural Technician, Refinish Technician and Auto Collision Mechanical.  Optional independent testing can be done for Air Conditioning sponsored by ASE.  More information on ASE can be found at

SCC’s Auto Body and Collision Technology instructors are I-CAR Platinum Class professionals, the highest designation possible and certified as ASE Master Technicians as well, continually undergoing advanced training to keep these designations current.

Through hands-on training with high-level instructors, you’ll master vehicle repair procedures and techniques using specialized tools and materials. You’ll learn to:

  • Straighten or replace damaged auto body panels and structural components
  • Repair collision-related mechanical and electrical malfunctions
  • Replace stationary glass
  • Make restraint system repairs
  • Partially/completely refinish automobiles
  • Utilize custom painting techniques

Location: North Mankato Campus
Admission Dates: Fall and Spring Semesters

What Auto Body & Collision Technology Students Say

Transportation Majors

The U.S. Department of Labor estimates the auto industry will have to fill 35,000 technician jobs each year through the end of the decade to keep up with demand. With increasing automobile computer sophistication, receiving training from a certified program is a must.