Automotive Collision Repair Technology

Get Back on the Road

With 253 million cars in America and more than 10 million accidents each year, qualified collision repair technicians are needed to make these cars look like new. Learn structural and non-structural repair, automotive refinish and mechanical systems in the Automotive Collision Repair Technology program using the latest technology including a state-of-the-art paint booth.

About the Program

SWIC offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree and four certificates in Automotive Collision Repair Technology. I-CAR points are also available.

The AAS degree incorporates a mix of technical courses from each of the four certificates, in addition to the required general education courses and program electives. This program is offered at the Sam Wolf Granite City Campus.

Educational Programs

Degree Program 

Certificate Programs

The Automotive Collision Repair Technology certificate program is designed to train the beginner for entry-level positions in the industries and to also offer more advanced technical information and skill for the employed worker.   

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Career Opportunities

  • Repair Technicians
  • Insurance Assessors
  • Detailers
  • Customer Service Managers for an auto dealership
  • Owners and Managers for auto dealerships and collision repair businesses


The job market for Auto Collision repair professionals is strong both local and statewide which is indicated by an annual growth rate of 25 percent.

Contact Us

For more information about the Automotive Collision Repair Technology Program please contact Program Coordinator Claude Heimburger at
618-235-2700, ext. 7314 or