An automotive body repair technician is responsible for refinishing, replacing and restoring vehicle frames and bodies. They'll review and inspect the damage before removing the damaged parts and refinishing the restored areas. In many cases, auto body repair technicians get on-the-job training, but new workers may consider a formal education at a Texas auto repair school or program.
Completing a training program in auto body repair is required by most employers. Most programs can provide you with technical instruction and hands-on practice, ensuring you have the necessary skills to become a body repairer. There are a number of auto body repair technician schools in Texas, including:
When embarking on a program at an automotive body repair technician school in Texas, you'll work alongside trained technicians, acquiring skills that can help you to go on and become a qualified technician yourself. Your program may include classroom-based work as well as hands-on experiences in a service repair shop. Your course may cover a number of things, including:
Certification isn't a requirement for an automotive body repair technician in Texas. However, most technicians look to obtain a certificate from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). This is a standard certification for body repair technicians and there are also other certificates available with certain paint and vehicle manufacturers who have a specialized way of doing things.
Some employers may also offer you the chance to do an advanced training program like those offered by the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR).
Schools for Automotive Body Repairers in Texas are listed below.
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|School Name||Campus||Highest Award||Enrolled|
|Alvin Community College||Alvin||Associate||4,169|
|Austin Community College District||Austin||Associate||33,508|
|Brazosport College||Lake Jackson||Bachelor||3,753|
|Brookhaven College||Farmers Branch||Associate||11,059|
|Cedar Valley College||Lancaster||Associate||4,834|
|Central Texas College||Killeen||Associate||21,532|
|Coastal Bend College||Beeville||Associate||3,196|
|Del Mar College||Corpus Christi||Associate||11,167|
|El Paso Community College||El Paso||Associate||25,023|
|Grayson County College||Denison||Associate||3,811|
|Houston Community College||Houston||Associate||43,518|
|Lamar State College-Port Arthur||Port Arthur||Associate||2,325|
|Laredo Community College||Laredo||Associate||7,831|
|Lone Star College System||The Woodlands||Associate||39,756|
|Northeast Texas Community College||Mount Pleasant||Associate||1,010|
|San Jacinto Community College||Pasadena||Associate||23,805|
|South Plains College||Levelland||Associate||6,602|
|South Texas College||McAllen||Bachelor||19,827|
|Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf||Big Spring||Associate||119|
|Southwest Texas Junior College||Uvalde||Associate||4,716|
|St Philips College||San Antonio||Associate||9,256|
|Tarrant County College||Fort Worth||Associate||37,948|
|Texas State Technical College Harlingen||Harlingen||Associate||4,957|
|Texas State Technical College Waco||Waco||Associate||4,210|
|Texas State Technical College-West Texas||Sweetwater||Associate||1,639|
|Trinity Valley Community College||Athens||Associate||5,046|
|Tyler Junior College||Tyler||Associate||8,217|
|Western Technical College Main Campus El Paso||El Paso||Associate||887|
|Wharton County Junior College||Wharton||Associate||5,892|
The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Texas. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.
Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Automotive Body Repairers relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.
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