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Auto Body Repair

Auto Body Repair

 Auto Body Repair- male painting a car with a white jumpsuit and mask on

Auto Body Repair technicians fix everything from small scratches in a car’s finish to major damage following an accident. In this program, you will learn to repair newer vehicles and restore older cars to their original condition. 

 Career Opportunities    Annual Salary

Students completing the Auto Body Repair program may seek employment as Auto Body Technicians, Insurance Appraisers, Auto Glass Installers, Automotive Paint Technicians, etc. Many students seek employment as general Auto Body Technicians, where they may be responsible for repairing or refinishing automotive bodies, or straightening vehicle frames.

General day-to-day tasks for an Auto Body Technician might include:

  • Follow supervisors' instructions as to which parts to restore or replace and how much time the job should take.
  • Review damage reports, prepare or review repair cost estimates, and plan work to be performed.
  • Sand body areas to be painted. Cover bumpers, windows, and trim with masking tape or paper to protect them from the paint.
  • Fit and weld replacement parts into place, using wrenches and welding equipment, and grind down welds to smooth them, using power grinders and other tools.
  • Prime and paint repaired surfaces, using paint spray guns and motorized sanders.


Arkansas Median Salary: $37,840

National Median Salary: $41,970

10 Year Projected Employment Demand: 9% Increase

*Bureau of Labor Statistics accessed through


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Program Credential Credits to Credential Program Documents Program Cost
Technical Certificate in Auto Body Repair 32 TC ABR Program of Study


Certificate of Proficiency Auto Body Painting and Refinishing

 7 CP AB Painting & Refinishing


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* Approximate cost of program for in-county residents.

Discipline   Outcome
Auto Body Repair Objective 1   Students will demonstrate an understanding of contemporary auto-body repair techniques.
Auto Body Repair Objective 2   Students will effectively communicate on topics related to auto-body repair.
Auto Body Repair Objective 3   Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills by maintaining a safe working environment.
EACC Mission Statement
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Core-Competencies of Student Learning
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