Collision Repair and Refinishing

Collision Repair and Refinishing Careers

Graduates of the Collision Repair and Refinishing program have a wide variety of career opportunities including:

  • body shop manager *
  • auto body specialist
  • vehicle restoration
  • collision repair
  • aircraft refinishing
  • automotive customizing
  • heavy truck body repair
  • auto insurance adjuster *
  • auto appraiser *
  • frame specialist
  • painter
  • motorcycle painter
  • auto body product salesperson
  • auto salvage business

* Requires additional course work.

Starting Wages: $24,200 - $39,700 per year*

*Source: Iowa Workforce Development

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Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Dianne Lellig
Butler Hall 131
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Student Success Specialist

De'Carlos Anderson
Butler Hall 122
319-296-2329 ext.1228
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Program Advisor

Al Read
Butler Hall 107B
319-296-2329 ext.1324
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Terry Van Dyke
Butler Hall 107B
319-296-2329 ext.1119
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Dave Grunklee
Butler Hall 131A
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