After a car crash, automotive collision repair technicians get to work—fixing what's broken, replacing windows, and restoring damaged paint and interiors.
The automotive industry is one of the world's largest economic sectors—and collision repair and vehicle restoration are an important part of that. Most of the learning in an Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing program takes place in an auto shop environment, where students learn the basics of repairing cars, straightening vehicle frames, and restoring paints and finishes.
Some schools offer State-Approved (Chapter-74) programs in Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing. These programs provide all of the training required to begin entry-level work in the field. Other schools may offer a more condensed version of this training, which has been designed at the local level. This is known as Non-Chapter 74 or "Perkins-Only." Learn more about the difference between State-Approved and Local CTE programs.
More Information: Program Overview (PDF)
Videos (In English)
Last Updated: September 14, 2022
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906
Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370
Disclaimer: A reference in this website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public and does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.