Auto Body Technology

Do you love working on cars? Are you a hands-on kind of person who can’t resist making that paint job just a little bit better? Would you like to learn more about modifying and painting your dream car? 

There’s room for both the career auto body technician and the serious car enthusiast in the Auto Body Technology program. We teach you how to repair, rebuild and refinish cars damaged in collisions, whether it's for work or hobby.

Learn about:

  • Body shop tools, equipment and materials
  • Frame alignment  
  • Glass replacement
  • Expert paint jobs  
  • Removing dents from fenders and body panels
  • Welding torn metal
  • Replacing badly damaged parts
  • Bookkeeping for an auto body shop
  • Estimating damages

Why is This a Good Career Bet? 

Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas’s targeted occupations for this year projects 1,480 job openings in auto body repair at an average salary of $21.56 per hour, and 4,050 openings for welders at $17.94 per hour. 

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects job growth for automotive body repairers at 24 percent and welders 13 percent through 2024 in Texas. 

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Auto Body Technology Degree and Certificate Options

Eastfield College is the only college of DCCCD to offer the Auto Body Technology program.

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