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About the Auto Body Technology Program

How to Get Started

Complete the admissions process and meet with an academic advisor at the college you plan to attend.

Tuition

Dallas County residents pay $177 per three-hour class — that is $59 per credit hour, or just $708 for a full-semester load of 12 credit hours.

Compare that to what you’d pay elsewhere! See 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)

The catalog provides detailed information about awards and degrees in Auto Body Technology.

Accreditation and Affiliations

Find out more about accreditation and affiliations.

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 the 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

Check out other Technical/Mechanical programs. 

Other Degree and Certificate Options

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

Auto Body Technology instructors have the education and real-world experience to teach the skills you need on the job and in your garage. Faculty members work 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.