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About the Auto Body Technology Program


How to Get Started

To get started in the Auto Body Technology program, complete the admissions process at Eastfield College.

When you meet with an academic advisor, mention your interest in the Auto Body Technology program so he or she can help you determine which courses you should take. Contact an Auto Body program advisor for more information.

If you are planning to earn an associate degree or certificate, please note that you must complete 25 percent of your degree requirements at the college awarding the degree.


Dallas County residents pay $156 per three-hour class — that is $52 per credit hour, or just $624 for a full-semester load of 12 credit hours.

Compare that to what you’d pay elsewhere! See our tuition rates for tuition according to your place of residency.

Rising Star Program

If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.​​

Courses Offered (Curriculum)

Our catalog provides detailed information about the courses we offer and the courses required for the following associate degree and certificates:

Accreditation and Affiliations

The colleges of Dallas County Community College District — Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland — are individually accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The official statement of accreditation for each college is published on the college’s accreditation Web page.

All Eastfield automotive programs are also certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) to teach automotive repair.

Advisory Board

An Auto Body Technology advisory board, composed of industry professionals from technicians to company owners, advises the program, rotating members in three-year terms.

Industry Supporters of Our Program

Many local companies support our Auto Body Technology program by supplying materials and helping us with special programs and seminars, including:

  • English Color
  • House of Kolor
  • National Coating and Supplies (NCS)
  • PPG
  • Sherwin-Williams 

Steel Welding Qualification Test

Eastfield College is the only fixed-site location in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex to serve as a site for the Steel Welding Qualification test administered by I-CAR, including:

  • Automotive Steel GMA (MIG) Welding Qualification Test
  • Automotive Steel GMA (MIG) Welding Qualification Test Prep (WCS02)
  • Automotive Steel GMA (MIG) Welding Qualification Test (WCS03)

Related Programs

Interested in cars and metalworking? Take a look at courses at other Technical/Mechanical programs such as Automotive Technology and Welding Technology.

Other Degree and Certificate Options

The colleges of DCCCD offer nearly 350 career and technical degrees and certificates, plus more than 50 academic degrees. For more information, see a chart of degree plans by college or visit the credit programs home page.​​

Developing Skills for Success

Get extensive hands-on training in Eastfield’s state-of-the-art automotive labs that house the Auto Body and Automotive Technology programs.

A student Auto Body Club is sponsored by the club’s faculty advisors, Carlos Ojeda and Frank Millsap.

Faculty Profiles

Our Auto Body Technology instructors have the education and real-world experience to teach the skills you need on the job and in your garage. Our faculty members work closely with you one-on-one, encouraging you and helping you to succeed. See profiles of our Auto Body Technology faculty.

Automotive Terms

Do you know the difference between OEM and QRP? See definitions for these and other common automotive terms.

Links to Additional Information

You can find more information about everything car-related on our list of links to automotive websites and publications.

Transfer Information

Auto Body Technology courses are designed for direct entry into the workforce. However, if you are interested in earning a degree at a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Auto Body Technology program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.