Auto Collision Technologies



Graduates find work in collision repair centers, auto salvage businesses, and auto body shops doing vehicle restoration, collision repair and refinishing, body repair, and automotive customization. Positions include but are not limited to:

  • Auto body specialists and technicians
  • Auto refinisher
  • Auto frame/unibody technicians and specialists
  • Painters
  • Parts manager
  • Auto body product salespersons
  • Collision specialist
  • Estimator

With additional coursework and experience, graduates have become:

  • Body shop managers
  • Auto insurance adjusters
  • Auto appraisers


The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:

Business Location
Anderson Collision Center Cedar Falls, IA
Billion Auto Clive, IA
Clemons Chevrolet Marshalltown, IA
Deery Brothers Collision Center Cedar Falls, IA
Iowa Auto Rebuilders Waterloo, IA
Rydell Chevrolet Waterloo, IA
Tophat Automotive Syndicate Evansdale, IA
Witham Auto Centers Waterloo, IA

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Automotive Body and Related Repairers * $30,500 $44,000 $50,800
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers $27,600 $38,400 $43,900
Insurance Auto Damage Appraisers $34,900 $47,400 $53,700

* Wages based on an hourly wage. Most shops pay on commission base.

Source: 2020 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development

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