Collision Repair and Refinishing

Collision Repair and Refinishing Careers

Graduates of the Collision Repair and Refinishing program have a wide variety of career opportunities including:

  • body shop manager *
  • auto body specialist
  • vehicle restoration
  • collision repair
  • aircraft refinishing
  • automotive customizing
  • heavy truck body repair
  • auto insurance adjuster *
  • auto appraiser *
  • frame specialist
  • painter
  • motorcycle painter
  • auto body product salesperson
  • auto salvage business

* Requires additional course work.


Starting Wages - $24,500 - $39,000 per year*

*Source: Iowa Workforce Development


Black Hawk Auto Refinishers LaPorte City, IA
Deery Brothers Collision Center Cedar Falls, IA
Dick Witham Crossroads Ford Waterloo, IA
Droste's Auto Care Waterloo, IA
Dunlap Motors Independence, IA
Iowa Auto Rebuilders Waterloo, IA
Palau & Sons Manchester, IA
Roskamp Champion Waterloo, IA
Rydell Chevrolet, Mitsubishi, Inc. Waterloo, IA
Terex Cranes, Inc. Waverly, IA

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Dianne Lellig
Butler Hall 131
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Program Advisor

Al Read
Butler Hall 107G
319-296-2329 ext.1324
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Terry Van Dyke
Butler Hall 107G
319-296-2329 ext.1119
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Dave Grunklee
Butler Hall 131A
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