Launch Automotive Technology
  • Program Description

    This program provides students with the fundamental skills of the automotive collision repair industry. Instruction in the program emphasizes both the repair and the refinishing skills associated with restoring a damaged automobile to factory specifications. Using an industry-endorsed curriculum, students will develop core skills in automobile construction, sheet metal damage repair, MIG welding, and basic refinishing. Upon mastery of the skills in core areas, students will gain skills in damage estimating, shop management, heavy collision repair, and finish matching.

  • What will my classes be like?

    If the challenge of dismantling a car and putting it back together is up your alley turn this art of tinkering into a career. You'll learn sheet metal and welding techniques, body alignment, finishing, and painting to get that car back on the road looking good. Internships take your hands and mind to the extreme, helping you discover which area of auto body is for you. With the right training designed for you, fine tune your skills for a perfect finish in the Automotive Collision Repair program. Employers are always looking for highly qualified technicians – why can't it be you?

  • Dual credit graphic



     Students in this class are eligible to receive 9 college credits from the College of Lake County.

    Year 1:

    • ACR 110 - Introduction to Collision Repair, 3 credits
    • ACR 131 - Automotive Refinishing I, 3 credits (Articulated)

    Year 2:

    • ACR 215 - Automotive Detailing, 3 credits (Articulated)



    • SP2 Certifications
    • I-Car Certifications


    Job Opportunities

    • Auto Body Technician
    • Corporate Collision
    • Services Coordinator
    • Detailer
    • Insurance Adjuster or Estimator
    • Manufacturers Representative
    • Painter
    • Painter's Apprentice
    • Paint Technician
    • Sander and Masker
    • Shop Owner