Polk Education Pathways

Automotive Collision Technology Technician

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 Technology Technician

Course # OCP Course Title Hours
ARR0140 A Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing Helper/Assistant 150
ARR0141 B Automotive Collision Refinishing Technician 450
ARR0312 C Non-Structural Damage Repair Technician 300
ARR0022 D Damage Analysis and Estimating 75
ARR0112 E Automotive Collision Welding, Cutting and Joining 75
ARR0295 F Structural Damage Repair Technician 350
TOTAL HOURS 1400

Traviss Technical College
3225 Winter Lake Road
Class Times

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