Auto Collision and Refinishing

Auto Collision and Refinishing

Auto body and fender student

Program Information

Beginning Summer Term 2015, this program is no longer accepting new students. Students who are currently enrolled in the program should contact their academic advisor for information specific to program completion.

In this profession, you will learn to use the latest techniques in paint and collision repair. Using state-of-the-art equipment, you will mix precision and creativity. The result: the perfect palette of careers await you!

Instruction is dedicated to a 9,000 square hands-on lab including HVLP spraying equipment, chart laser measuring systems and I-Car training.

Employment opportunities are available in new dealerships, independent collision and paint shops or in sales and customer service of auto collision and paint materials.

Advisor-Claudia Riumallo
(541) 463-5378

Counselor-Carolyn Litty
(541) 463-5236

What's the Auto Collision & Refinishing program at Lane like?
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Two-Year Certificate of Completion

Auto Collision and Refinishing

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Standard Occupational Classification: 49-3021.00

For a profile of this occupation go to the U.S. Department of Labor's O*Net website: Automotive Body and Related Repairers

Or check on these O*Net Related Occupations: Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers

How many students completed the Auto Collision and Refinishing 2-year Certificate in 2013-14?

In academic year 2013-14, 33 students completed this certificate.

What was the on-time graduation rate for these students?

Of students who completed this certificate in the 2012-13 academic year, 57.6%completed on time.

NOTE: The federally required method for calculating this rate assumes students will enroll full-time, declare a major immediately, and enroll in it continuously until certificate completion. In reality, many community college students attend part-time, explore several majors, stop out for a term or more, change majors, or brush-up academic skills to be better prepared for college level courses, affecting this narrowly defined on-time graduation rate.

How many jobs are forecast in this occupation between 2010-20?

Lane County: 6 positions
Statewide: 75 positions

How many students completed the Auto Collision and Refinishing 2-year Certificate?

Two students completed this certificate in academic year 2011-12.

What was the on-time graduation rate for these students?

Lane Community College is committed to protecting student privacy, and does not publish this rate for ten or fewer graduates.

How many jobs are forecast in this occupation between 2010-20?

Lane County: 6; Statewide: 75

What wages are forecast for this occupation?

Lane County hourly average - $23.69; annual average - $49,279

Oregon hourly average - $20.45; annual average - $42,530

How much will the program cost?

(Estimates based on 2013-14 data for full-time students. Students attending part-time will incur additional term fees. Consult Lane's website for updated tuition and fees.)

  • Resident tuition and student fees-$9,475
  • Differential fees-$3,047
  • Books, supplies, other program costs-$3,055
  • On-campus room and board-Not offered
  • Total estimate-$15,577

What's included?

Explanation of costs:

What is the median loan debt incurred by students who completed the program in 2012?

Federal loans-6,100
Private loans-Not available
Institutional financing-$95