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Registration Information

Registration for all students begins: Monday, December 1, 2014

Next Classes Begin: January 5, 2015

For more information call:

Registration Information

Registration for all students begins: Monday, December 1, 2014

Next Classes Begin: January 5, 2015

For more information call:

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This is your chance to enhance your professional future and achieve higher earning power. At Broward Technical Colleges, we make it easy to get the same quality education as a private college for a fraction of the cost.

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Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing

McFatter Technical College



The Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing program prepares students for employment in the basic trade skills of auto body collision and repair.  It includes refinishing skills, sheet metal repair, frame, and unibody squaring and aligning, use of filters, paint systems, and undercoats, related welding skills, mechanical skills, trim hardware maintenance, and glass servicing.


Basic Trade Skills Sheet Metal Repair Skills
Mechanical Skills Glass Surfacing
Related Welding Employability Skills
Refinishing Skills Paint Systems & Undercoats
Trim-Hardware Maintenance Use of Filters
Other Miscellaneous Repairs Frame & Unibody Squaring & Aligning


Content Breakdown - 1400 Hours:




APR0210 Paint and Body Helper 250 Hours
APR0213 Paint and Body Assistant 250 Hours
APR0020 Auto Collision Estimator 100 Hours
APR0313 Frame and Body Repairman 150 Hours
APR0127 Automotive Refinishing 325 Hours
APR0240 Automobile Body Repairer 325 Hours


Entrance Requirements:

  • Take the Test of Adult Basic Skills (TABE) ($10) and attend orientation.
  • Schedule an appointment for an interview with Mrs. Franzie Williams by calling (754) 321-5732
  • Enroll in ABE/AAAE classes, if necessary (depends on TABE scores).  Can start Auto Collision course and attend remedial classes during same semesters.
  • Complete FAFSA application online, if needed, and contact the Financial Aid Department at (754) 321-5738.
  • Register for the next available Auto Collision course.


Total Program Length:  
FULL TIME:   1400 Hours/14 months                                       
PART TIME: 1400 Hours/28 months                                                                           


Program Schedule:

Full Time Monday-Friday 7:00 am - 1:45 pm
Part Time Monday-Friday

7:00 am - 10:00 am  OR  10:45 am - 1:45 pm


Industry Certifications Available:

ASE Certifications in selected areas:
  • B2 - Paint and Refinishing
  • B3 - Non Structural
  • B4 - Structural
  • B5 - Electrical
  • B6 - Estimating & Damage Analysis


Program Accreditations:
NATEF - National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation


Contact Information:
Ms. Franzie Williams, Counselor for Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing
  (754) 321-5732


Approximate Total Program Cost - Tuition and Fees (Books and Materials are Extra)*:
Florida Resident  $4760.00

*Prices are subject to change without notice.  Florida residents must present two (2) types of ID as proof of residency.




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