Automotive Collision Repair Assistant

Career Certificate

Start with the fundamentals

Learn entry-level collision repair processes

Under the guidance of expert instructors in state-of-the-art facilities at CLC, you learn the fundamentals of the collision repair industry, preparing you for employment as an entry-level non-structural repair technician working on any of today’s vehicles.

Our certificate incorporates a balance of lectures and hands-on labs in all the courses, and you will develop strong fundamental skills in the automotive collision repair industry. Courses include:

  • removal and installation of vehicle panels
  • dent repair on steel
  • plastic repair
  • automotive detailing

What can you do with an Automotive Collision Repair Assistant Certificate?

Take your problem-solving and vehicle tinkering skills to the next level at CLC—one of the nation’s largest and most respected collision repair programs. After completing your first semester, you’ll be able to apply your skills as a:

  • Non-Structural repair technician
  • Automotive detailer

See what students love about the automotive collision repair program at CLC. Picture yourself here:


  • I-CAR Credentials

    Qualify to earn industry-leading Inter-Industry Conference for Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) credentials.
  • Stackable Credentials

    Earn and learn as you go with stackable credentials.
  • WIOA Program

  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Career Certificate

    Earn a career certificate in 1 year or less to refine your skills into an in-demand career.
  • Program Length: 1.5 Years

    Full-time students can complete in 1.5 years.

Career Outlook

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CLC 120 2
    ACR 110 3
    • Course Code CLC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ACR 110
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    ACR 112 5
    ACR 131 5
    • Course Code ACR 112
      Course Title
      Credits 5
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ACR 131
      Course Title
      Credits 5
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    ACR 119 3
    ACR 215 3
    • Course Code ACR 119
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ACR 215
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours


*Cost is estimated based on recommended pathway credit hours. This includes in-district tuition and other fees, such as books and materials before financial aid is applied, as well as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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Automotive Collision Repair at CLC

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This certificate is just one possible way to study automotive collision repair. Get the bigger picture—degrees, credentials and extra options.

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