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Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing

This program offers classroom and shop experiences in all phases of the repair of damaged auto bodies, fenders, and frames. The course content includes basic trade skills, refinishing skills, sheet metal repair skills, frame and unibody squaring and aligning, use of fillers, paint systems and undercoats, as well as related welding and mechanical skills, trim-hardware maintenance, and other miscellaneous repair. The program content also includes training in communication, leadership, human relations and employability skills, and safe, efficient work practices and it provides supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed.


This occupation has an average wage of $21.30 an hour, based on the Florida Occupational Employment and Wages for Polk County.

Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing 1

Course # OCP Course Title Hours
ARR0210 A Paint and Body Helper 250
ARR0213   Paint and Body Assistant 250
ARR0020 B Auto Collision Estimator 100
ARR0313 C Frame and Body Repairman 150
TOTAL HOURS 750

Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing 2

Course # OCP Course Title Hours
ARR0127 A Automotive Refinishing 325
ARR0240 B Automotive Body Repairer 325
TOTAL HOURS 650
Traviss Technical College
3225 Winter Lake Road
Class Times

Monday-Friday
7:30 AM - 1:30 PM