Auto Body Technology
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.
Associate of Applied Science
The Auto Body Technology program is fall-start only.
- What will it cost?
- How long will it take?
- What careers can I have?
At 2022-23 tuition and fee rates, completing the 63 credits required for the auto body technology degree costs:
Nebraska residents - $6,930
Non-residents - $9,981
These costs are for tuition and fees only for the program of study as listed in the CCC online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses, retaking courses or taking courses in addition to those required for the degree. It does not include the cost of books, supplies, tools, computers or other items that may be required.
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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.
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*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 pdrtool.com or similar vendor
PDR knock down, See pdrtools.com
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.
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
Palm D.A. Sander 3/32 orbit, w/ hookit pad.
Angle Head Die Grinder W/Roloc adaptor