Field of Study: Auto Body Repair
Programs in auto body repair prepare people to repair and finish vehicle bodies.
Auto body repair programs include topics such as:
- Damage analysis and estimating
- Damage repair
- Vehicle painting and refinishing
- Mechanical and electrical components
- Plastic and adhesive application
- Installation of parts including taillights, bumpers, and glass
Many community colleges and technical schools offer certificate and associate degree programs in auto body repair. A certificate program usually takes six months to one year of full-time study. An associate degree program at a community college usually takes two years of full-time study to complete.
A few colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in technology management with an emphasis in auto body repair. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.