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The Auto Collision Technology program at MCC prepares students for a hands-on career in the auto industry.

Auto collision focuses on many different areas of car repair, including basic and advanced metal finishing, frame repair and alignment, panel replacement, major body repair and autobody painting.

Degrees & Certificates offered

Program Options:

Accelerated Lockstep Program: Associates Degree of Applied Science- 9 month program that starts in the fall each year. Students come to class from 8-4pm on Mon, Tues, and Thurs for 9 months. Wed and Fridays are reserved for Gen Ed classes or potentially part time employment.

Traditional Night Program: Associates Degree of Applied Science- 2 year program that students can start any quarter. Classes are offered from 6-10pm and basically offered a la carte so they can complete the program at night while being employed during the day. Typically, night students take 2 or 3 night classes a quarter.

Collision Engineering Program: Associates Degree of Applied Science - 15 month program that starts in the fall each year. (APPLICATION BASED) We partner students up with participating shops and the student then takes classes here at MCC and then works at the participating shop during the next quarter. Shops participating in the cohort model have mentorships and objectives that are meet while employed every other quarter. This opportunity is typically sponsored by the repair facility and students get paid while working at the shops every other quarter.

Associate in Applied Science:

Certificate of Achievement:

Career Certificate:


The MCC AUTB COHORT program is a seven-quarter long program designed to educate and train individuals for careers as Automotive Collision Repair Technicians. The curriculum leads to an Associate in Applied Science degree. The program involves attending classroom lectures and participating in laboratory activities at a participating company. In addition, the student will assume a position as an entry-level technician intern in a participating company.

Program Schedule

The program lasts seven quarters. Students are on campus one quarter and the next quarter, students are off campus working in a cooperative work experience as an intern in an employing participating company. Each specialized subject is taught in MCC classrooms and laboratories for a specific number of weeks. This academic training is then followed by related, supervised work experience with a collision repair facility performing a list of tasks related closely to the course work completed at MCC. This schedule repeats until the student is finished with their associates degree.

Participating Company/Employer

Since considerable time is spent at participating companies, it is a requirement of the program that each student be employed. If necessary, students will receive assistance in locating a participating company. The participating company will provide training-related employment for the student during his/her work experience periods. Since students earn while they learn, a considerable portion of the cost involved in the program is offset by the income earned during the internships.

Web Links to Other Participating Companies

Program Benefits

Unlike conventional programs where the student goes to college and then secures a job, at MCC, the MCC AUTB COHORT student secures employment before starting the program. This program requires some effort on the part of the student. However, the benefits are worth the effort. MCC AUTB COHORT students learn the skills necessary for entry into a highly skilled profession along with the opportunity to practice and develop these skills with a considerable amount of on-the-job training.

If you are interested in applying and enrolling in MCC's AUTB COHORT program, please click on the application link:   Collision Engineering Program Application

Please email the completed application to:

Joe Baker
Auto Collision Technology Instructor
Automotive Training Center
Office Phone: 531-622-5808

Program Coordinator/Instructor: Joe Baker, 531-622-5808 
Instructor: Chris Cogan, 531-622-4448 
Instructor: Pat McKibbin, 531-622-5807 
Instructor: Tim Sievers, 531-622-5804 
Instructor: Robert Ulfers, 531-622-5817

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