Automotive Collision Technology Technician

auto repair

Program Description

The Automotive Collision Technology Technician program prepares students for employment in the auto collision industry. Shop experiences include repair cost estimation, removal and replacement of auto body parts, preparation and painting of vehicles using base coat and clear coat systems, frame and body straightening and repair.  Instruction includes theory, estimating, laboratory, and classroom work as each relates to all phases of the auto collision industry. To learn more about our Automotive Collision Technology Technician program, schedule an appointment with Kim Dunn, our Career Specialist / Admissions Advisor.



Audatex Estimating Certification, ASE Certification Test


College Credit Award

Program completers may receive articulated credit toward an aligned certificate, A.A.S. or A.S. degree program at participating institutions in the Tampa Bay Career Pathways Consortium.  Details may be obtained from the Career Specialist / Admissions Advisor and/or the School Counselor.


Career Information

Possible careers after two years post-secondary training: Collision repair technician, collision repair technician’s assistant, collision repair technician’s helper, parts clerk, insurance adjuster   


Basic Skills Exit Requirements

TABE Math Scale Score 596                    TABE Language Scale Score 584               TABE Reading Scale Score 576

In order to be a program completer, some students must meet minimum math, language, and reading achievement level exit standards on the TABE, unless otherwise exempt, as established by the Florida Department of Education.  Additional information can be found on Page 5 of the MTC Catalog and/or obtained from the Office for Adult Technical Education.



The uniform for this program consists of MTC work shirts with standard cut blue jeans or work-style pants.  Orders for uniform work shirts will be taken once class begins. A minimum of five complete uniforms is required to maintain proper hygiene and cleanliness.  For safety reasons, it will be necessary to purchase and wear safety glasses, a personal respirator, solvent resistant gloves, dust mask and hard leather work shoes with non-skid, oil resistant soles.  Most all of these items are provided in the program kit. Proper uniform and safety equipment must be worn every day for participation in program activities.  Failure to be in proper uniform will hinder normal student progress.



Information regarding tools and supplies required for this program will be discussed in detail during the first week of class.     



Important Links

Program Instructor

Christopher Poliseno, Instructor

DSBPC Vocational Certification

15+ Years In-Field Experience

Building 8, Room 08-004



Kim Dunn, Career Specialist


Schedule an appointment