auto collision

High School

Custom Professional Training

Auto Collision Technology

2021 COVID-19 Information

auto collision


Do you find it easy to understand how the different parts of a car are built and have an interest in how a car body is put together? If so, a career in Auto Collision may be for you!

Students in this program will learn to straighten, repair, align and restore auto body components to their original shape and dimensions as well as estimate the cost of repairs. Duties may include parts replacement, straightening damaged body panels, welding, auto glass replacement, auto frame straightening, damage analysis, estimating repair costs, and refinishing damage. Butler Tech Auto Collision Technology provides students with the knowledge and skills needed for careers in automotive dealerships and independent collision repair shops.

Eventually, our students will have the ability to start their own business, work as adjusters for insurance companies, become factory representatives for industry suppliers or continue their education at a two­ or four ­year college.

Program Costs

SkillsUSA Fee:  $25

Tools (approximate): $100

Career Outlook

After graduation, career opportunities include:

  • Accessory installer
  • Aircraft structural repair & refinish technician
  • Auto claims adjuster
  • Auto damage appraiser
  • Auto detailer technician
  • Auto glass installer
  • Auto repair and maintenance
  • Coating and spraying machine operator
  • Collision repair technician
  • Estimator
  • Examiner
  • Fabricator
  • Parts specialist and auto parts sales
  • Refinish technician
  • Restoration technician
  • Welding and metal worker

Experienced technicians may start their own businesses, work as adjusters for insurance companies or become factory representatives for industry suppliers.

Program Highlights

Industry Overview

The automotive industry seeks skilled and dependable workers
with an attention to detail and ability to work independently.
Auto Collision Technology professionals are critical thinkers, driven
by hands-on work and pride in a finished product. Zoom into a career
that is full of opportunities with great earning potential, especially
with national certifications and an associate degree.

Course Work

• Sheet metal and plastic repairs
• Body fillers
• Replacement and alignment
of body panels
• Unibody frame measurement
and alignment
• Welding
• Systems operation and service:
electrical, restrain, cooling
and suspension
• Custom body work, fabrication
and refinishing


• Inter-Industry Conference on
Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR)