Automotive Body Reconstruction Technology, Basic Certificate



Program Code: 0112

Program Requirements

Required Program Core
AUTOTEC 102Introduction to Collision Technology4
AUTOTEC 107Automotive Body Welding4
AUTOTEC 117Auto Body Reconstruction I3
AUTOTEC 121Structural Analysis and Damage Repair I4
AUTOTEC 217Auto Body Reconstruction II3
AUTOTEC 220Collision Estimating4
Total Hours22


This is an example course sequence for students interested in earning a Basic Certificate (BC) in Auto Body Reconstruction Technology. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn a Basic Certificate. It does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability.

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
AUTOTEC 102 Introduction to Collision Technology 4
AUTOTEC 107 Automotive Body Welding 4
AUTOTEC 117 Auto Body Reconstruction I 3
Semester 2
AUTOTEC 121 Structural Analysis and Damage Repair I 4
AUTOTEC 217 Auto Body Reconstruction II 3
AUTOTEC 220 Collision Estimating 4
 Total Hours22

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This program can prepare students for the jobs listed below. Click on each one to learn more, including average earnings, annual job openings, and how much education people in that field have. For additional guidance and resources on career options, current City Colleges students and alumni can contact the Career Services Office.

Automotive Body and Related Repairers

Job Description

Repair and refinish automotive vehicle bodies and straighten vehicle frames.

Salary Based on Experience Level

Take a look at the average hourly/annual earnings for this career in Cook County

Lightcast earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.

Annual Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$31,949
Median 50th Percentile$50,140
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$81,147

Hourly Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$15
Median 50th Percentile$24
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$39

Annual Job Openings

217 annual openings in Cook County

National Education Attainment

Here, you can see the level of education that people in this career complete.

Degree Program% of Jobs
A high school diploma or less65.34%
A certificate34.65%
Some college0.00%
An Associate degree0.00%
A Bachelor's degree0.00%
A Master's or Professional degree0.00%
A Doctoral degree or more0.00%

0.00% continue their education beyond an associate degree