Program Content: The purpose of the Automotive Collision Technology Technician program is to prepare students for employment in the automotive repair and refinishing industry. The course content includes basic trade skills in refinishing, sheet metal repair frame and unibody squaring and aligning, use of fillers, paint systems, and undercoats, related welding skills in related mechanical skills, trim-hardware maintenance, glass servicing, and other miscellaneous repairs, as well as cost estimation and customer service.
Admissions (How to Apply):
1. Apply to MTC at https://manateetech.edu/apply-now/. Submit your application to access your “To-Do List.” You are not accepted into the program after applying, you must complete your do list.
2. Attend a Program Information Session. Call 941.751.7900, prompt, 6 Information Sessions. Find the next available session on our Events Calendar here: https://www.manateetech.edu/events/
3. Complete your “To-Do List” at https://www.MTCdashboard.net.
Note: The Basic Skills Assessment must be taken within 6 weeks of your admit date unless exemption criteria have been documented per State Statute. For exemption information, see the Student Handbook located here: https://www.manateetech.edu/quick-docs/
Length of Program: 1400 hours – approximately 14 months full-time to complete
Dual Enrollment Available: yes
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Collision Repair & Refinish:
B2 – Painting and Refinishing
B3 – Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair
B4 – Structural Analysis and Damage Repair
B5 – Mechanic and Electrical Components
B6 – Damage Analysis & Estimating
I-CAR Refinish Technician: Pro Level 1
I-CAR Non-Structural Technician: Pro Level 1
Articulation: May be available towards credits at Florida public colleges/universities. Speak with a Career Counselor for more information.
Download State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Automotive Collision Technology
Required Books and Materials: Automotive Collision Technology
Latest Employment Trends: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Regional Labor Supply Dashboard
Possible Careers and Outlook:
49-3021.00 Automotive Body and Related Repairers
51-4122.00 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Estimated Total: $6,400*
*An additional fee for a uniform, books, supplies and various materials is required. Fees for certifications and/or licensure may or may not be required. Price is for in-state tuition. For out-of-state tuition, speak with a Career Counselor for more information. MTC is not an I-20 institution.
Location: MTC Main Campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203 | 941.751.7900
Start Date: August, January
Start Time: Day: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
For More Information: Contact Xela Brutus: 941.751.7900 x 1034, Email