Auto Collision Repair Technology | AAS - Western Iowa Tech Community College
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Auto Collision Repair Technology | AAS

Auto Collision Repair Technology | AAS

Associate of Applied Science
Sioux City
Estimated Program Costs Required Classes Auto Collision Toolbook
This program is eligible for free tuition

America is a nation on wheels. Every part of our society and all our industries are dependent on vehicles of one form or another. With over 124 million cars, vans, and trucks on American roads, there is a continuous need for skilled auto body repair people. It is estimated that between 30 and 40 million vehicles pass through collision repair shops each year for major repairs. Millions of additional vehicles pass through repair facilities for minor repairs such as scratch repair and bumper replacement.

The Auto Collision Repair Technology program prepares you for a career as a specialist in auto body repair. The automobile repair business is becoming even more important today as many car owners are having their present vehicles repaired rather than buying new ones. You will receive training in sheet metal welding and cutting, cost estimating, basic business procedures, metal straightening, frame repair, suspension, glass, plastic, and fiberglass repair, body construction, automotive painting and refinishing. You will gain practical experience by working on damaged vehicles in a state-of-the-art auto-collision facility.

All Auto Collision Repair Technology 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.

Meet Your Advisor

Lorena Carmona
Lorena Carmona
Career Navigator
Sioux City Campus
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Required Classes for Auto Collision Repair Technology | AAS


Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Ben Ricklefs
Ben Ricklefs
Automotive Collision Repair Technology Instructor
Sioux City, Room D421
Tim Hardyk
Tim Hardyk
Automotive Collision Repair Technology Instructor
Sioux City, Room D405
Greg Strong
Greg Strong
Division Chair
Sioux City, Room B109

Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $13,534.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $13,936.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Tools (one time): $5,719.41
Estimated books: $200.00/semester **
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated student housing and meals: $3,275.00/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.
** The cost of books varies per program.