Auto Body Rebuilding and Refinishing

Prepare for apprenticeship employment in the auto body rebuilding and refinishing industry.

If the automotive industry rev you up, then Bates Technical College's auto body program may be right for you. Experienced instructors teach students in classrooms that mirror industry. Students prepare for apprenticeship employment in the auto body rebuilding and refinishing industry. Upon successful completion of the program, students can qualify to take the I-CAR steel welding qualification test.

General Information

Career Advisor: Jim Field
253-680-7002 | jfield@batestech.edu

Location: South Campus
Hours: 7:30AM - 3:00PM

Program Length: Seven Quarters

  • National Median Salary$42,730
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings16,000

This information is base on data from April 2020. For updated information, visit careeronestop, a database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Tuition and Fees

At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

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Associate of Applied Science
AUTO BODY REBUILDING and REFINISHING
CIP: 47.0603 EPC: 709

Students prepare for apprenticeship employment in the auto body rebuilding and refinishing industry, serving independent auto shops, automotive dealerships, government agencies, utility firms, and other companies that maintain vehicle fleets. Positions include auto body repairer, automotive refinisher, frame repairer, glass installer, painter, renovator, and shop estimator. Upon successful completion of the program, students can qualify to take the I-CAR steel welding qualification test. The program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions.

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Bates instructors are industry experts who enjoy working with and teaching students.

Instructors

  • Joe Brewer

    253.680.7458 | Email

Bates Technical College offers classes in multiple formats. Lectures are remote and labs are on campus with reduced size, using strict safety precautions. We aim to provide a complete educational experience while prioritizing the safety of all students and employees. Learn how we keep students and employees healthy and safe on our COVID-19 resource page.