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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
  • Less Than Four-Year Award
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Less Than One Year Certificate19
    Less Than Four-Year Award7

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male23
    Female3

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Asian1
    Hispanic2
    White20
    Unknown3

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: 740
      • Average Hourly Rate: $22.79
      • Average Annual Salary: $47,410
    • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 350
      • Average Hourly Rate: $19.83
      • Average Annual Salary: $41,250

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: 560
      • Average Hourly Rate: $18.35
      • Average Annual Salary: $38,170

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: 990
      • Average Hourly Rate: $25.66
      • Average Annual Salary: $53,370
    • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 150
      • Average Hourly Rate: $23.60
      • Average Annual Salary: $49,100

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 = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Bates Technical College

Tacoma, WA
Type: Community College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Auto Body (C,A)
  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)
  • Diesel Mechanic (C,A)
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Green River Community College

Auburn, WA
Type: Community College

33 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Auto Body (C,A)
  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)
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South Seattle Community College

Seattle, WA
Type: Community College

35 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Auto Body (C,A)
  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)
  • Diesel Mechanic (C,A)
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Renton Technical College

Renton, WA
Type: Community College

18 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Auto Body (A)
  • Auto Mechanic (A)
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Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Kirkland, WA
Type: Community College

11 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Auto Body (C,A)
  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)
  • Diesel Mechanic (C,A)
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Bellingham Technical College

Bellingham, WA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Auto Body (A)
  • Auto Mechanic (A)
  • Diesel Mechanic (A)
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Columbia Basin College

Pasco, WA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Auto Body (A)
  • Auto Mechanic (A)
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Walla Walla Community College

Walla Walla, WA
Type: Community College

23 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Auto Body (C,A)
  • Auto Mechanic (C,A)
  • Diesel Mechanic (C,A)
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Spokane Community College

Spokane, WA
Type: Community College

9 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Auto Body (A)
  • Auto Mechanic (A)
  • Diesel Mechanic (A)