Automotive Collision Repair

Your journey to becoming an auto body repair technician

Cars look great in showrooms, and they look even better on that first drive. Yet suddenly you have dings, scratches, dents, rust, cracks, crumples and shears.

You were made for this moment. Bring the damaged car into our state-of-the-art facility and let our expert instructors teach you how to analyze the problem, develop a repair plan and help you follow it through with your auto body repair skill and artistry. Under your care, an accident becomes just another chapter in the car’s on-going story.

Why study Automotive Collision Repair with us?

CLC offers precise pathways to the certificates and degrees you need to excel in your career working on cars. Choose to master the art and science of paint, the thinnest, most flexible layer of protection and expression. Or, analyze non-structural damage and carry out your plan of repair, working with the various metals, plastics and systems to restore the car.

Your instructors know you by name—not by number. They dedicate their careers to helping you learn and understand the daily work and standards of excellence for auto body work.

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


  • Internships Available

    Learn and earn through structured on-the-job training.
  • 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

  • Career Certificate

    Earn a career certificate in 1 year or less to refine your skills into an in-demand career.
  • Career Degree

    Earn an associate degree in 2 years and gain in-demand technical and job-ready skills.

Career Degrees & Certificates

For students who want to start or shift to a new career or advance in their current career.

You can earn an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree at CLC in 2 years*. Gain job-ready skills from experienced instructors and earn work-based experience from apprenticeships and internships. Some of the courses you’ll take earn college credit, which can transfer to a 4-year college or university toward a bachelor’s degree.

*Assumes full-time enrollment.

For students who want to earn job skills for entry level occupations, or level up in their career.

Certificates are designed to be completed in less than 2 years. Many certificate programs contain Career Degree core courses so you can continue with additional study or stack certificates to earn an A.A.S. degree.

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Your CCN guides you through the admission process, helps you choose your academic program, enroll in classes and connect you with resources.

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*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.

Courses in the program

Build your foundation with core automotive collision repair courses. Then, mix in some electives that match your interests and goals.

Meet our instructors

Experience the benefit of small class sizes and personalized instruction from your CLC instructors.

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    Olivia Peterson


    “I’m having so much fun now – and I’m finally in a situation where I can say, ‘I just want to be at work.’”

    Olivia studied Automotive Collision Repair at CLC. She holds master’s degrees in music and library science, but attended CLC to improve her job prospects. Her internship at an auto body repair shop led to a full-time career after graduating.

    Read Olivia's story

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