Program FAQs

What times are classes offered?

Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. (Summer quarter hours are longer in the day). The program starts every quarter.  

What is the Teaching Modality?

Face-to-face, lecture/lab, class size: 24 is the cap.

Can the program be taken part-time?


What kinds of jobs are available with the degree?

Entry level auto body tech, paint prepper and/or technician, detailer, estimator, parts manager at body shops or insurance companies.

What is the starting salary?

Start with salary but move into flat rate, which is approx. $17-$20 per flat-rate hour.

What would be job options with only a Certificate of Completion?

Same options as with the degree, depending upon the certificate completed. However, the degree makes you more competitive.

Are internships required?


Prepared/Successful Students in this program...

Attention to detail, punctuality, good attendance, artistic abilities.

What class supplies and tools are needed? Do I need a uniform?

Tools range from $800-$3,000. Faculty will provide a list. Wear appropriate shop attire.

What is the program cost?

See Estimated Program Costs.

Do I need health insurance?

No, but recommended.

Is the degree transferable?

The General Education Requirement classes are transferrable but not the program classes.

Is having a criminal record an impediment to getting hired in the industry?

It depends on the employer. Background checks are conducted by most employers.