Auto Body Program at Clover Park Technical College (CPTC)

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Auto Body Program

The auto body program at Clover Park Technical College prepares students for careers as a custom painter, technician, glass installation technician, welder, metal fabricator, or paint technician. The program focuses on applying technical knowledge and skills to repair, reconstruct, and finish automobile bodies, fenders, and external features. Program courses include: structure analysis, damage repair, non-structural analysis, mechanical and electrical components, plastics and adhesives, painting and refinishing techniques, and damage analysis and estimating. Get more details below including other Washington colleges that offer auto body program.

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Students Enrolled in the Auto Body Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Clover Park Technical College has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Less Than One Year Certificate
  • Associate's Degree
  • Less Than Four-Year Award

Students by Academic Level (2013)

 Graduates
Less Than One Year Certificate4
Associate's Degree3
Less Than Four-Year Award1

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male8
Female0

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Black3
White5

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Auto Body program at CPTC, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Automotive Body and Related Repairers

Description

Repair and refinish automotive vehicle bodies and straighten vehicle frames.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, automotive body and related repairers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 18.4% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 640
    • Average Hourly Rate: $24.63
    • Average Annual Salary: $51,240
  • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 340
    • Average Hourly Rate: $23.86
    • Average Annual Salary: $49,630

Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers

Description

Replace or repair broken windshields and window glass in motor vehicles.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, automotive glass installers and repairers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 25.0% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 650
    • Average Hourly Rate: $17.70
    • Average Annual Salary: $36,810
  • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 110
    • Average Hourly Rate: $14.89
    • Average Annual Salary: $30,980

Painters, Transportation Equipment

Description

Operate or tend painting machines to paint surfaces of transportation equipment, such as automobiles, buses, trucks, trains, boats, and airplanes. Includes painters in auto body repair facilities.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, painters, transportation equipment employment is expected to grow at a rate of 9.4% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 1,260
    • Average Hourly Rate: $26.41
    • Average Annual Salary: $54,930
  • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 130
    • Average Hourly Rate: $22.88
    • Average Annual Salary: $47,590

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Auto Body Programs in Washington

Auto Body programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Bates Technical College

Tacoma, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Auto Body (C,A)
  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)
  • Diesel Mechanic (C,A)
  • Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology (C,A)

Green River Community College

Auburn, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 9 students completed this program

Programs

  • Auto Body (C,A)
  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)

South Seattle Community College

Seattle, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 64 students completed this program

Programs

  • Auto Body (C,A)
  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)
  • Diesel Mechanic (C,A)
  • Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies (C,A)

Renton Technical College

Renton, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 12 students completed this program

Programs

  • Auto Body (A)
  • Auto Mechanic (A)

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Kirkland, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Auto Body (C,A)
  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)
  • Diesel Mechanic (C,A)
  • Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair (C,A)

Bellingham Technical College

Bellingham, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Auto Body (A)
  • Auto Mechanic (A)
  • Diesel Mechanic (A)
  • Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies (A)

Walla Walla Community College

Walla Walla, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 16 students completed this program

Programs

  • Auto Body (C,A)
  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)
  • Diesel Mechanic (C,A)

Spokane Community College

Spokane, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 8 students completed this program

Programs

  • Auto Body (A)
  • Auto Mechanic (A)
  • Diesel Mechanic (A)
  • Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies (A)

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