Using art, technology and engineering to repair damaged vehicles and make them look amazing
Key Program Features
When a customer wants his car to have that “wow” factor, good simply won’t cut it. It’s got to be great. It’s got to be exact. LLCC’s program trains students to excel in auto body techniques and prepares them for management along the way. Courses offer hands-on experience in a state-of-the-art training facility including paint booths, a frame straightening machine and more. Program graduates have the skills to succeed in the workforce as an auto body service manager, auto or aircraft painter, auto body repairer or auto insurance appraiser.
Employment opportunities for auto body and related repairers have faster than average growth and are expected to grow 13.7 percent from 2014 to 2024. The U.S. Department of Labor expects approximately 48,100 job openings due to growth and replacement needs in the auto body field. The 2016 median annual wage in auto body work was $41,540.
Degree and Certificate Programs
LLCC offers the following programs to successfully equip you for a career in the auto body field. Learn more about the courses for each program:
- Collision Repair Technology • Associate in Applied Science – time to completion: 2 years
- Auto Body Repair • Certificate of Completion – time to completion: 1 year
Investment in Your Future
Students are required to have a basic set of tools.
Auto body (AUB) and automotive technology (AUT) courses have a variable tuition rate. For the 2017-2018 academic year, AUB and AUT courses have an in-district rate of $181.50 per credit hour. Tuition for other courses in the program have a standard in-district rate of $121 per credit hour. Fees are $11 per credit hour. Get more information on tuition and fees.
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Questions about the program? For more information contact the LLCC Business and Technologies Department by emailing David.Green@llcc.edu or Leon.Williams@llcc.edu, or by calling 217-786-2381 or 217-786-2406.
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Some programs, including Auto Body Repair • Certificate of Completion, fall under regulations for “Gainful Employment in a Recognized Occupation.” LLCC provides this program’s gainful employment information in compliance with the “Program Integrity” and “Gainful Employment in a Recognized Occupation” regulations as defined by the U.S. Department of Education (34 CFR 668.8).