Collision Repair

A blend of artistry and craftsmanship

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.

Collision Repair Technician

Restore and replace parts of automobile frames.

State Median Salary

$19.66/HOUR

Future Outlook

6.6% GROWTH

Painter

Paint surfaces of transportation equipment, such as automobiles, buses, trucks, trains, boats, and airplanes.

State Median Salary

$19.92/HOUR

Future Outlook

9.8% GROWTH

Glass Installers & Repairers

Replace or repair broken windshields in cars or trucks.

State Median Salary

$18.69/HOUR

Future Outlook

6.0% GROWTH

Find the right college for you

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 N, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
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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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