Automotive Collision Repair

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You have to look for teachers. If you want to be a mechanic, go hang out with mechanics.

– Robert Kiyosaki

The Automotive Collision Repair program is designed to prepare students for employment as collision repair technicians and for numerous other related areas of the automotive and transportation industries. Training is given in both theory and practical skills. Directed practical work is given in all areas of automotive collision repair under simulated on-the-job conditions.

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What You’ll Study
  • Auto Collision Repair Tech
  • Refinishing Technician
  • Collision Damage Appraisal
  • Computerized Automotive Damage Appraisal
  • Auto Detail/Car Care
  • Electrical Systems and Component Repair
  • Structural Alignment Repair
  • ACR/Special Projects
  • Automotive Collision – Work Experience – Vocational
  • Collision Repair Management
  • Automotive Color Matching
  • Automotive Collision Repair Seminar

Visit our catalog for more information about the degrees and certificates, courses, and program learning outcomes for students majoring in Automotive Collision Repair.

Careers & Salary


  • Automotive Body and Related Repairer
  • Automotive Glass Installer and Repairer
  • Painter, Transportation Equipment


  • Low: $22k
  • Average: $39k
  • High: $76k

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What Students Say

“I chose to attend Cypress College because of its well-known automobile repair program, which I knew would be most useful in attaining my future goals with car design and repair. This turned out to be true, as I have since had many job opportunities in body shops throughout Orange County.”

Zachary Lynch

Adjunct Faculty
  • Roxana Barcello
  • Bobby Tamariz
Automotive Collision Repair Department

Location: Tech Ed I, Room 202
T: (714) 484-7250
Department Chair: Larry Ramos,