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In the 29-credit Auto Body Sheet Metal Repair and Replacement Certificate, you will focus your attention on the technical side of Auto Body Collision Repair. You will be trained in the most advanced levels of sheet metal repair, including:

  • Auto body disassembly/reassembly
  • Preparing vehicles for structural straightening and parts replacement
  • MIG welding of structural parts and full frame welding procedures
  • Plastics and composites repair
  • Contour correction, body filler materials, and paintless dent repair
  • Body panel replacement procedures

In Auto Body Collision Repair at MSC Southeast in Winona, our students develop strong problem-solving skills through hands-on learning and classroom instruction. You will learn how to access and interpret product data sheets, service information, and estimating guides. Students have the opportunity to take the coursework to earn I-CAR industry accreditation. Most importantly, you'll work on real vehicles in our state-of-the art facility.

Auto Body Collision Technology is certified by the ASE Education Foundation (formerly NATEF), making the program at Minnesota State College Southeast one of only a handful of schools in the United States certified in the four major areas of Auto Body: Refinishing, structural, non-structural, and mechanical/electrical.

Count on career opportunities in several different specialties when you graduate – our placement rate is 100%!

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