Collision Auto Repair

Collision Auto Repair

Looking for a way to enter the high-demand and high-paying collision repair industry?

There are three Collision Auto Repair certificate options to choose from, Non-Structural Repair Technology, Paint and Refinish Technology and Detailer/Painter Assistant.  Students will work with the latest industry related tools and equipment to prepare them for this ever-changing field.

Students will earn I-CAR certifications during classes and upon completion of program will be Platinum Certified in Paint and Refinish or Non-Structural Repair.  Successful completion of the program will also prepare students to become State of Michigan and ASE nationally certified. 

Average income for production technicians has again increased since the previous survey, from $51,312 to $52,997, competitive with similar skilled trades and higher than most.

Nineteen percent reported earnings of $70,000 or higher, showing an attractive earning potential as a collision repair technician. *Collision Auto Repair Education Foundation 
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Eligibility Information

This program is offered on the Auburn Hills Campus.

Prospective students must meet standard OCC eligibility requirements – there is an open admissions policy and placement tests and new student orientation are required in most cases. Students should meet with an OCC counselor before attempting this plan of study.

Ta'Darius T, Waterford, MI, an OCC  student in the Collision Auto Repair program.

"OCC gave me the knowledge and experience to turn my goals into reality." - Ta'Darius T, Waterford, MI

Credentials Received

Collision Auto Repair Certificates

Collision Auto Repair - Non-Structural Repair Technology Option (CAR.NRT.CT)

Collision Auto Repair - Paint and Refinish Technology Option (CAR.PRT.CT)

Certificate of Achievement

Collision Auto Repair - Detailer/Painter Assistant (CAR.PRT.CA)

Certificate Program Plans

Collision Auto Repair - Non-Structural Technology Option (CAR.NRT.CT)

Collision Auto Repair - Paint and Refinish Technology Option (CAR.PRT.CT)

Certificate of Achievement Program Plan

Collision Auto Repair - Non-Structural Technology Option (CAR.NRT.CA)

Collision Auto Repair - Detailer/Painter Assistant (CAR.PRT.CA)

Contact Information

Rick Driscoll
Phone 248.232.4293

Advisory committees play an integral role in the occupational programs at OCC.  As our connection to industry and other education partners, advisory committee members offer guidance on the program’s curriculum to ensure we are offering programming that aligns with industry needs.  Advisory committee members also offer recommendations on equipment to purchase that ensures students are receiving training on equipment that mirrors what they will see in industry. The Collision Auto Repair program is appreciative of its partners.

Advisory Committee Members

Clarkston Auto Body
DHI Equipment
Fantasy Collision & Customs
FinishMaster Paint Supply
Mike Dorian Ford
MillerWoods LLC
Oakland Schools OSTC-NE
Oakland Schools OSTC-NW
Oakland Schools OSTC-SE
Oakland Schools OSTC-SW
RPM Speed Works
Suburban Imports of Troy
Templeton Refinishing