Auto Body Repair Technology | Casper College, Wyoming

Auto Body Repair Technology

As collision repair technology advances, Casper College is committed to offering in-depth coursework covering both conventional and innovative collision repair technologies and processes. Your education will include knowledge-based training, performance-based testing and emphasize hands-on exercises.

Working with industry professionals, Casper College offers training necessary to achieve a one-year certificate or a two-year associate degree in auto body repair technology.

Employment info

Learn more about wage ranges for those employed in Wyoming as well as the general occupational profile for automotive body and related repairers.

Cooperative work experience

At Casper College, the cooperative work experience course encourages you, as a student, to work in the local industry so you can earn a paycheck while earning college credits. Job opportunities include dealer apprenticeship programs, independent automotive repair shops, working in parts supply stores, and other industry-related activities — all of which can lead to a lifelong career in the field.

National statistics show that the automotive industry remains a strong career option and that there is an increasing demand for better entry-level ability. Changes over the past decade dictate that students must know more about electronics, computerized management systems, fuel injection, and front-wheel drive/all-wheel drive systems. Today's successful automotive technicians are very highly skilled and educated individuals.

Pop the hood on any late-model car today and it's easy to see that today's automotive systems have become increasingly complex. To become a successful automotive technician, you need to not only learn about cars but also receive comprehensive training on electronics, computers, specialized tools and software programs. It's the only way to stay on top of the industry's continuing technological advances.

Understanding technology is vital. But just as important to your success is maintaining a professional image and gaining the vital people skills that are so prized by employers.

Points of pride

  • Additional opportunities to continue on in higher education
  • All tools supplied
  • Auto club activities
  • Instructors are ASE master technicians with 20+ years experience in the industry
  • Large spacious shop
  • Lots of opportunity for hands-on experience
  • Majority of automotive classes are 65-80+ percent hands-on
  • Newest diagnostic tools available
  • Partnerships with businesses in automotive service industry, allowing students learning opportunities at work as well as in the classroom
  • Student opportunities to perform diagnostics/repairs on personal vehicles
  • Students engaged in special projects (most recently a tough truck build-up)
  • Two-person teams for lab work

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Contact

Academic Assistant, School of Business and Industry
Office: BU 103
307-268-2494
Department Chair;
Welding Instructor
Office: WT 129C
307-268-2278
Dean, School of Business and Industry
Office: BU 103
307-268-2448

Faculty

Darin Miller
307-268-2278
WT 145

Emil Williams
307-268-2665
WT 202

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2019 

Program Name: Auto Body Repair Technology Certificate

This program is designed to be completed in 9 months.

This program will cost $5,250 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.  

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with N/A* of debt. 

*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Federal States of Micronesia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Marshall Islands, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Marianas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Palau, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/