Collision Repair Technology

Turn your passion for cars into a rewarding career. Master industry-current auto body repair techniques with our accredited, hands-on training programs.

What is Collision Repair Technology?

If you've always liked working on cars and take pride in a flawless finish to your car or truck, why not make a career out of it? Our Collision Repair program is designed to provide you with the latest in practical, hands-on coursework driven by current industry standards. What you learn in the collision lab is what you'll use in a real working environment. It s no accident that Southeast can get you on the road to career success!

What are my career choices?

Collision repair technicians go to work for collision repair shops, insurance companies, automotive dealerships, refinish supply companies, collision equipment companies, rental fleet companies, automotive detail shops, truck collision repair shops and into business for themselves.

Employment opportunities for this field are promising, since the need for well-trained automotive collision technicians increases as new auto designs have body parts made of steel alloys, aluminum and plastics. These materials are more difficult to work with and reconstruct than traditional auto body parts.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?



  • Automotive Painter Helper
  • Non-Structural Analysis & Damage Repair Technician

How do I start?

Provide Southeast with your ACT scores
Complete an Application for Admission "Start Here"
Send high school/GED transcripts to Southeast
Meet with Collision Repair faculty

Length of Program

You can earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Program Contact

Ronnie Daniels
Collision Repair Technology
Program Coordinator
606.589.3247 or 606.273.7722