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Auto Body Repair and Collision Technology

The AutoBody/Collision and Repair Associate of Applied Science degree program is designed to prepare students for high-demand jobs in the auto body and collision repair profession. Invest in your future and consider a career in the field with a Auto Body Repair certification or degree.

Student earning his Auto Body Repair certification

What to Know at a Glance


2 year associate degree (60 sch);
1 year certificate (42 sch);
1 semester award (9 sch)



Scheduling Options

Full time; Day classes

Where it is offered

Main Campus

About Auto Body Technology

From auto body repair and repainting, to vehicle safety, Texarkana College’s Auto Body Technology program prepares you for a hands-on career and a high-paying job. In just four semesters, you will have valuable skills that will advance you in the workforce. Technicians are needed everywhere in the world. Take a look at our Auto Body Repair certifications and degree program below.

Vehicle Design & Structural Analysis

An introduction to the collision repair industry with emphasis on safety, professionalism, and vehicle structural design.

Auto Body Repair & Repaint

An introduction to the use of hand and power tools, techniques of metalworking, body preparation, plastic fillers, fiberglass and SMC repair, sanding, and application of primers with emphasis on shop safety practices.

Basic Refinishing

An introduction to current refinishing products, shop safety, and equipment used in the automotive refinishing industry. Emphasis on surface preparation, masking techniques, and refinishing of replacement parts.


  • Critical thinking
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Professionalism
  • Customer service
  • Organization
  • Time management

Possible Careers and Salaries

Automotive Body Repairer


Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operator


Auto Insurance Appraiser


First Line Supervisor of Production and Operating Workers


Tuition Costs

Approximate total program cost for full-time in-district (Bowie County residents) is $7,005.

Program Contacts

Tony Bennett

Auto Body Technology Program Coordinator

Thomas Holt

Director of Workforce Education

Contact Texarkana College to Get Started

Let’s talk about your career in Auto Body Technology