This diploma option prepares you to do standard refinishing procedures, color blending, and color tinting. You will be able to identify and solve issues related to common paint problems.

All students are required to have their own personal tool set to use for classroom/lab projects. You may be in the lab and working the first day of class and tools are required. View the Tools and Purchasing Procedures.

To register or if you have questions:

Nicholas Demke
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Sioux City Campus, Admissions
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Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $5,952.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $5,983.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated housing and meals: $3,825.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.

Required Classes for Auto Body Refinishing | Dipl

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
CRR 811 Surface Preparation 4
CRR 805 Refinishing I 4
CRR 834 Refinishing II 4
MAT 772 Applied Math 3
CRR 411 Interior Body Construction 3
CRR 403 Exterior Body Construction 3
CRR 742 Estimating Theory 2
CRR 874 Advanced Refinishing 4
COM 723 Workplace Communications 3

All students must attend the summer Program Orientation, or must meet/contact their Auto Body refinishing program advisor prior to taking their first course.

All part-time students must meet with an Auto Body Refinishing program advisor to develop a sequential Plan of Study prior to taking their first course. (Failure to do so may result in the student taking longer to complete the program.)

Students must take their program core courses in sequence, and during the same semester as is reflected on the published Plan of Study.

Entrance Requirements

Submit your official high school/college transcripts to

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Ben Ricklefs
Automotive Collision Repair Technology Instructor
712.274.8733 Ext. 1454
Sioux City, Room D421
Tim Hardyk
Automotive Collision Repair Technology Instructor
712.274.8733 Ext. 1312
Sioux City, Room D405
Greg Strong
Division Chair
712.274.8733 Ext. 1480
Sioux City, Room B109