Auto Collision Repair Technology

Auto Collision Repair Technology students are prepared to be skilled technicians with the latest techniques and practices used in automotive repair. The curriculum is designed to give students a broad understanding of the profession. Training is provided in refinishing automobiles, repairing and replacing panels, structural repair, glass and trim work and collision damage estimating. The program is offered on the East Broad and Ayers campuses.

Credentials available



Brandon Patterson, Ayers Campus, Anniston

Bruce Hill, East Broad Campus, Gadsden

Dual Enrollment 

Auto Collision Repair Technology is a scholarship-eligible program for Gadsden State’s Dual Enrollment Program. The program is available to eligible high school students. Through Dual Enrollment, students earn both college and high school credits. Eligible students must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA. They must be a high school sophomore, junior or senior, and they must have approval from a high school counselor or administrator. Limited scholarships and grants are available!


Employment outlook

  • 2021 Median Pay: $47,020 per year
  • Number of jobs nationwide: 171,100
  • Employment growth projection by 2031: 3%

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Career Opportunities

  • Auto Body / Collision Repair Technician 
  • Auto Damage Appraisers
  • Automotive Painters
  • Custom Automotive Technician