Automotive Structural Repair Technician

Career Certificate

Nothing like having strong bones

Repairing structural integrity

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 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 and automotive welding on steel and aluminum
  • plastic welding and repair

What can you do with an Automotive Structural Repair Technician 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:

  • Structural repair technician apprentice
  • Non-structural technician apprentice


  • 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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A College & Career Navigator (CCN) is ready to answer your questions and assist with your application, academic program selection, class enrollment and connecting you with resources as needed, making your journey at CLC smoother.

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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 115 5
    • Course Code ACR 112
      Course Title
      Credits 5
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ACR 115
      Course Title
      Credits 5
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    ACR 137 5
    ACR 230 5
    • Course Code ACR 137
      Course Title
      Credits 5
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ACR 230
      Course Title
      Credits 5
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours


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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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*Cost includes tuition and other fees, including books and materials before financial aid is applied, such as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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