Collision Repair student spraypainting a car.

Collision Repair Technology

Inforgraph on Collision Repair: 2015 starting pay $19,339 per year; 2015 median pay $39,097 per year; 2015 employment in KY 874.

What is Collision Repair Technology? 

Learn real skills by doing real repairs as part of your studies. You learn the materials used in filler compounds, the colors and chemicals of paints, welding and cutting, design and installation of trim, cost estimating, and preparation for finish work. Body work is in great demand throughout the country. Knowledge of the latest technology is essential for filling these jobs. You learn how to use fiberglass, plastic, aluminum welding, and water-based materials.

What are my career choices?

Persons trained in collision repair can expect to find employment in new car dealerships as well as independent and franchised repair facilities.


The Collision Repair Technology program at Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), and students have the opportunity to take tests leading to certification by ASE, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

  • General Occupational/Technical Studies (68 credit hours)



For course description, see the Program Brochure.
For course sequence, see the course sequence example.
For specific course requirements, see the KCTCS Course Catalog.
For program cost, see the estimate worksheet.
For Gainful Employment, see Gainful Employment Disclosure Information.

Admission Requirements

This program has no special admission requirements.

Length of Program

You can earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

For more information

  • Jon Hunt, Associate Professor - (270) 901-1028

 This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.