Collision Repair

Collision Repair

Midland College is an ASE Education Foundation accredited program, and the curriculum is designed to prepare students for successful completion of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) national certification.

The coursework will be a combination of core academic courses and highly specialized technical classes. Safety practices and training are an important part of the program. Communication, leadership, and teamwork concepts are fundamental to the hands-on laboratory assignments which are incorporated.

Specific areas of training include suspension and steering, electrical systems, structural estimating, basic to advanced refinishing, and basic to advanced paint techniques. The Automotive Collision Repair Certificate requires 24 credit hours to complete.

Workforce Solutions (WIOA) Eligible

Students choosing this academic pathway may receive funding and other financial assistance and support from Workforce Solutions. See, call (432) 367-1449 (option 5), or open the flyer for information on the services they provide in partnership with Midland College. The Workforce Solutions office is located on Midland College's main campus, in room 138 of the Technology Center (TC) Building. Note: Students receiving federal and state financial aid are not eligible for WIOA assistance.

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Program Details

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Apply for General Scholarships through the Financial Aid Portal

FAFSA Requirement

The student's FAFSA application must be on file with MC Financial Aid to access the Financial Aid Portal and apply for scholarships.

If the student's FAFSA application is not on file with MC Financial Aid, the student needs to complete the FAFSA application, and once processed, will have access to complete the general scholarship application.

FAFSA Information

How to Apply

  1. Complete current year FAFSA or TASFA applications
  2. Register for 6+ credit hours towards a degree or certification
  3. Minimum GPA of 2.50 or higher each semester

For additional scholarship details and deadlines, visit the General Scholarships page.

General Scholarships

Did you know?

  • Texas employs the second-most automotive body and related repairers in the nation.

  • Annual median wage in Texas: $43,000

  • Hourly median wage in Texas: $20.99

  • Auto Body repair jobs increase by 2022: 19%

SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and O*NET OnLine
(wages will vary by location, employer, and experience)

With an Automotive Collision Repair Certificate from Midland College’ Automotive Technology program students will be prepared for careers as collision repair technicians, and for jobs in a variety of related fields.
  • Collision Repair Technician
  • Automotive Service Advisor
  • Body Shop Manager
  • Automotive Parts Handler
  • Automotive Machine Shop Professional
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Automotive Billing/Title Clerk
  • Paint Specialist
  • Paint Store Associate

Visit the course catalog for the most complete and up-to-date information.


Why Study Collision Repair at MC?



Program Chair

Erick Gutierrez
Department Chair, Associate Professor
Cogdell Learning Center
Cogdell Technical Building, Room
(432) 686-4917



Automotive Technology Faculty Contact Information

Division Office

Applied Technology

Technology Center Building
Room 143
(432) 685-4676
Building Floor Plan



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