Auto Body Technology

Program Locations: Hastings Campus
Program Level: Certificate, Diploma, Associate
Department: Skilled and Technical Sciences

The constant changes in automotive manufacturing processes and new technology in the industry create challenging opportunities for skilled auto body technicians. Our Auto Body Technology program offers you the quality instruction and training you need for a successful career in the field. From cost estimation, painting and refinishing to frame straitening and front end assembly, you’ll learn it all at CCC.

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Program Options

Associate of Applied Science



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The Auto Body Technology program is fall-start only. 

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What will it cost?
How long will it take?

Finish in 2 years by completing 15-16 credits a semester for 4 semesters

The length of time to complete a program is based on a student taking only the courses required for the program as listed in our online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses that may be required based on assessment scores, retaking courses or taking courses that are not required by your program of study.

Your adviser will develop a program of study to meet your individual needs.

Tool List

*See your instructor for an official list or if you have questions.

Pair of Osha approved safety glasses, Clear, no tinted allowed.

Leather work Gloves, inexpensive, DO NOT need to be Mechanix wear type

Leather welding gloves, need to cover the lower forearm

3-M Hookit Sanding Block kit, part # 05684

1 Box of 3-m particle masks part#07048

1 Box of Microflex Safegrip rubber gloves Part# SG-375-size

California squeegee, Can be purchased at Wal-Mart

Good quality clothe/plastic paint suit. (no Paper suits)

3-M Full Face paint respirator part# 07161,2,3 Small Medium or Large.

Scratch awl, (heavy enough to be driven through sheet metal)

Off set Compound action aviation tin snips. ( similar to Irwin brand PE2073211 Rt. Or Left handed )

Wooden handle Auto Body hammer set.  Martin tools 647K

Wooden handle Ball Peen hammer 16Oz

Dead blow hammer 1lbs or less, symmetrical head.

Paintless Dent Repair rods 1-3/8” x 25” long, 1-5/16” x 25” long. See or similar vendor

PDR knock down, See

25Ft Steel tape measure metric and Standard

Plastic filler spreaders, plastic, not metal, assortment.

12” Straight edge

2” wide stiff blade putty knife

4” wide flexible putty knife

Gasket Scraper, 11 ¾” overall length.

Magnetic ratcheting screw Driver bit set.

Long Reach Bit Set  Screw driver set,

Interior trim removal tool

Trim Clip Pliers

Body Clip Tool

Nylon Non-Marring Clip tool scraper

Torx and Torx plus Bits. ¼” and 3/8” drive. T10-T55.

Pliers set,

Locking Pliers 2-7” Straight or Curved jaw (Vise Grips)

Locking Pliers 2-9” C-Clamp type Swivel Pad

¼ inch ratchet set Metric shallow and Deep 5.5- 14MM

¼” drive extensions various lenghts

3/8 ratchet set Metric and standard shallow and Deep

3/8” drive extensions,

½ “ Metric socket kit with Ratchet and ext. 13-21 MM

Combination wrenches Metric and Standard 7-24 MM and 3/8-1”

Gear Drive ratcheting wrenches, metric, flexible head, 8-15MM

Antenna Nut wrench

Razor blade holder, sturdy type, non folding

Air Blow gun Vented

LED Flashlight-Streamlight Style- rechargeable

Hand Rivot Gun (Pop Rivot)

Plastic Rivot Gun

O-Ring Pick tool set

Radiator Hose Pick

Pick Set

Palm D.A. Sander 3/32 orbit, w/ hookit pad.

Angle Head Die Grinder W/Roloc adaptor

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