Collision & Repair

When a vehicle gets involved in an accident, it takes a special set of skills that only trained and certified technicians have to be able to repair it so that it is safe to go back on the road. And, with increasing vehicle technologies, this sector has quickly become one of the high skilled careers that will always be in-demand, no matter what. Find out more about collision repair (auto body) careers, schools, educational resources, and more.

Colision Repair

Restore and replace parts of automobile frames.

State Median Salary

$21.52/HOUR

Future Outlook

5.6% GROWTH

Automotive Glass Installers & Repairers

Replace or repair broken windshields in cars or trucks.

State Median Salary

$18.72/HOUR

Future Outlook

4.5% GROWTH

Participating Colleges

Minnesota State has 25 colleges with transportation related program pathways. Below is the list of colleges that support these career pathways. Expand each one to see what each college offers!

Campus Location
3300 Century Ave North
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
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Campus Location
1300 145th Street East
Rosemount, MN 55068
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Auto Body Collision Technology (DIP)
  • Auto Body Collision Technology (AAS)
  • Body Technician (CERT)
  • Paint Preparation (CERT)
  • Estimator (CERT)
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Campus Location
9000 Brooklyn Blvd.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Auto Body Technician (DIP)
  • Auto Body Technician (AAS)
  • Auto Body Estimator (CERT)
  • Custom Fabrication and Finishing (CERT)
  • Non-Structural Repair Technician Assistant (CERT)
  • Refinishing Technician Assistant (CERT)
  • Structural Repair Technician Assistant (CERT)
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Campus Location
13100 College View Dr
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Auto Body Technician (DIP)
  • Auto Body Technician (AAS)
  • Auto Body Estimator (CERT)
  • Custom Fabrication and Finishing (CERT)
  • Non-Structural Repair Technician Assistant (CERT)
  • Refinishing Technician Assistant (CERT)
  • Structural Repair Technician Assistant (CERT)
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Campus Location
2101 Trinity Road
Duluth, MN 55811
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Auto Body and Chassis Technician (DIP)
  • Auto Body Technology (DIP)
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Campus Location
1250 Homer Road
Winona, MN 55987
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Auto Body Collision Technology (DIP)
  • Auto Body Collision Technology (AAS)
  • Auto Body Refinishing (CERT)
  • Auto Body Sheet Metal Repair & Replacement (CERT)
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Campus Location
1101 Highway 1 East
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Auto Body Collision Technology (DIP)
  • Auto Body Collision Technology (AAS)
  • Collision & Refinishing Technician (CERT)
  • Sheet Metal Repair Technician (CERT)
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Campus Location
2101 15th Ave NW
Willmar, MN 56201
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Auto Body Collision Technology (DIP)
  • Auto Body Collision Technology (AAS)
  • Auto Body Specialty Technician (CERT)
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Campus Location
1540 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Auto Body Collision Technician (DIP)
  • Auto Body Collision Technician (AAS)
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Campus Location
1920 Lee Blvd
North Mankato, MN 56003
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Auto Body and Collision Technology (DIP)
  • Auto Body and Collision Technology (AAS)
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