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Turn bad days into good work with a career in auto body repair. By helping car owners repair their damaged, dented, and dinged automobiles, you play a critical role in getting people past their automobile accidents. Tap into your creative side by working in an environment where you can weld, paint, mold, and perform other hands-on duties. Compton College's Automotive Collision Repair and Painting Program prepares students for employment in the field and provides upgrade opportunities for currently employed personnel.
Upon completion of the program, students will understand industry repair standards, and have the skills for vehicle identification and construction, estimating, body repairs, frame repairs, vehicle alignment, welding, and vehicle painting. Courses include Automotive Collision Analysis, Basic Automotive Painting, Automotive Repair Fraud, and more.Apply Now
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Associate of Science Degree
Certificate of Achievement
Certificate of Accomplishment
The program cost is $46 per unit for California residents, not including books, fees, and supplies. For example, unit fees for a 15-unit certificate would be $690, ranging up to the 60-unit associate degree, which would be $2,760. Most students qualify for financial aid or for the Compton College Promise Program.
The median salary for an auto body and glass repairer in California is $53,920 and varies based on experience, education, and location. Among national auto body and glass repairers, the lowest 10 percent earned less than $28,090, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $77,210.
Cooperative Work Experience (CWEE) is designed to provide Compton College students with workplace experience and enhanced skills. We invite you to learn more about the work experience process with us by visiting the CWEE website.
Compton College is a great value for students looking to make a change or enhance their career and get experience for in-demand, high-paying jobs. Our diverse programs, affordable fees, and outstanding student services are here to support your career goals. The Automotive Collision Repair and Painting Program is just one of many career paths we offer and trains students based on industry standards to ensure success.
Upon completing Compton College's Automotive Collision Repair and Painting Program, students can use their certificate and/or degree to work immediately or complete additional general education and major preparation coursework for transfer to a university.
At least 50% of the major requirements for the associate degree must be completed at Compton College.
"I have had extraordinary advisors and counselors at Compton College that have motivated me to transfer. Thanks to Compton College, I can now say that I have a brighter future in academia and a strong support system that is rooting in my favor."Stephanie Arely Zacatares, Compton College student
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