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The Automotive Collision Repair Program prepares students with the technical and interpersonal skills required for entry-level employment in the automotive collision repair field. The Kansas Automotive Collision Core Curriculum that is based on the four NATEF core areas of certification will be delivered using the I-CAR Curriculum, the industry standard. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to apply for up to 10 I-CAR points, a standard that is recognized by automotive collision repair shops in the region.

This program aligns with the Kansas Board of Regents curriculum.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to implement safety procedures relating to tools and equipment used in the auto collision repair field.
  • Possess the knowledge and entry-level skills necessary to estimate the cost of repairs as well as repair or replace structural and non-structural parts.
  • Perform the entry-level skills required in automotive collision refinishing.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills, teamwork concepts, and trouble-shooting abilities used in the automotive collision industry.


Admissions Process

Campus visits are available by appointment at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  Monday-Friday.  Please call (785) 587-2800 to schedule your visit.

Submit an application

The earlier the better! Enrollment is limited, and applicants are admitted on a first-applied, first accepted basis.

Apply for financial aid

Attend Orientation

Once you are accepted, MATC will contact you to attend a new student orientation 2-3 months before classes begin.

Begin Classes!


  • MATC Merit Scholarship
  • Vocational Educational Scholarship Program

Certification Opportunities

  • I-CAR Platinum Individual Certification
  • Steel MIG Welding Qualification (good for 5 years)
  • 3M Paint Mask Fit Tested (Good for 1 year)
  • SP/2 Safety Certification (Good for 1 year)

Career Opportunities

  • Auto Body Repairers
  • Auto Glass Installers
  • Painting and Coating Machine Operators
  • Sheet Metal Workers
  • Vehicle Painters
  • Welders and Solderers

Job Placement

The salary range for the Automotive Collision Repair graduates was $8.00-$24.00 per hour. Wages and benefits vary depending on location of employment. The Automotive Collision Repair program had a 87% placement rate for the 2009-2010 graduates.

Employment Outlook

Outlook for employment in field in Kansas 
Services provide the largest proportion of employment in the non-goods producing group. The Automotive Body and Related Repairers occupations had an average annual employment of 1,629 in 2006 and a projection of 1701 in 2016. That represents an increase of 72 (4.4%) jobs. In addition, there will be an additional 386 employees needed to serve as replacements for those who leave the field.

Outlook for employment in field nationwide
Although few jobs are expected to arise due to growth, the need to replace experienced repairers who transfer to other occupations or who retire or stop working for other reasons will provide many job openings over the next 10 years. Opportunities will be excellent for people with formal training in automotive body repair and refinishing. Those without any training or experience in automotive body refinishing or collision repair will face competition for these jobs.

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Program Information

Estimated Monthly Cost

A.A.S Degree - $858
Certificate - $1,310

Estimated Total Cost

Including tuition, fees,

books and supplies

A.A.S Degree - $12,685
Tools & Supplies - $2,752

Certificate - $9,031
Tools & Supplies - $2,752

In accordance with 34 CFR 668.6(b), that requires institutions to disclose certain information about the programs to prospective students, please see: Gainful Employment.

Average Wage

$25,180 - $40,270

Completion Time

A.A.S Degree - 73 Credit Hours
4 Semesters

Certificate - 43 Credit Hours
2 Semesters


Admission Requirements

  • COMPASS Assessment
  • Current Unrestricted Driver's License
  • Official High School Transcript or GED
  • Seat Deposit - $500


The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
(800) 621-7440 or (312) 263-0456 

The Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR)
1000 SW Jackson, Ste. 520
Topeka, KS 66612-1321

Program Instructors

Linn Schroll

Automotive Collision Repair Instructor

I-CAR Certified Instructor, ASE Certified

AAS Automotive Collision Technology

MATC Graduate


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