Auto Collision Technology

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.

College Tech Prep

Auto Collision Technology combines college ­like instruction with hands­ on activities to prepare students for the technical occupations of the future, providing a pathway to an associate degree or beyond.

College Tech Prep programs provide advanced skills in math, science, communication, and technologies. The College Tech Prep program combines academic and job skills at all
educational levels. Courses are designed by local business, industry and labor representatives, in addition to high school teachers and college faculty.

Industry-Recognized Credentials

Students will have an opportunity to earn an ICAR credential recognized by the state as an industry credential for graduation requirements.


Butler Tech Automotive Collision Technology is a full time program for high school juniors and seniors. Students will apply their sophomore year.’

Student Organization


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.