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Automotive Collision Technology Technician

NEXT CLASS BEGINS August 16, 2022 (Click here for more information)

Program Description:

The Automotive Collision Technology Technician program prepares students for employment in the basic trade skills of auto body collision and repair.  It includes refinishing skills, sheet metal repair, frame, and unibody squaring and aligning, use of filters, paint systems and undercoats, related welding skills, mechanical skills, trim hardware, maintenance and glass servicing.


Program Information:

ARR0140 Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing Helper/Assistant 150 Hours
ARR0141 Automotive Collision Refinishing Technician 450 Hours
ARR0312 Nonstructural Damage Repair Technician 300 Hours
ARR0022 Damage Analysis and Estimating 75 Hours
ARR0112 Automotive Collision Welding, Cutting and Joining 75 Hours
ARR0295 Structural Damage Repair Technician 350 Hours


Admissions Requirements:

  • Schedule the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) or provide official documentation for a TABE Exemption.
  • Schedule an appointment with your program counselor for TABE results and/or a program specific orientation.
  • Register for classes during open enrollment.  Please be advised that registration runs on a first come, first served basis.


Program Hours and Schedule:

1400 Hours/14 Months/Traditional

Full-time:  Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 1:45 pm

Part-time:  Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 10:00 am OR  Monday – Friday, 10:45 am – 1:45 pm


Industry Certification and Licensure:

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)


Employment Opportunities:

  • OEM Dealerships
  • Independent shops
  • Auto parts stores
  • Insurance companies
  • Salvage yards
  • Paint supply stores



For information about national and program accreditation, please contact the institution.


Program Costs:

Florida Resident Tuition $3,920.00
Out of State Tuition $15,680.00
Registration, Activity, Lab, Test, Insurance, and Trust Fees $875.00
Books / Supplies $334.00
Industry Certification & State Credential Exam Costs $81.00
Florida Resident Total Cost $5,210.00
Out of State Total Cost $16,970.00

Fees are based on the number of class days according to the Broward County Public Schools calendar. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.


For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions Counselor for Automotive Service Technology:

Mary Barone

(754) 321-5840

[email protected]