Auto Collision & Management Associate Degree
Americans have always loved to drive their cars, but the combination of deteriorating roads, increased traffic congestion and other factors unfortunately lead to many accidents. In fact, throughout the nation, police have recorded 5.81 million crashes every year throughout the U.S. While accidents are unfortunate, they also create a tremendous amount of work. For those seeking job stability, great growth potential and above average wages, investing your future in Auto Collision & Management (ACM) Technology at Texas State Technical College by earning an associate degree can be a very smart choice.
The ACM program offers one of just four postsecondary auto body programs in Texas, certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. In addition, the ACM program is ASE-compliant (Automotive Service Excellence) and the staff is certified by ASE — an important fact considering 69 percent of all shops are ASE-certified. Students also have the opportunity to gain the knowledge that can later help them become I-CAR certified (Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair), one of the major organizations in the industry.
You can learn advanced curriculum in state-of-the-art facilities — such as the $2.1 million, 40,000 square foot Transportation Technologies Center — and get crucial hands-on experience that can put you first in line when it comes to hiring time. Students can also choose to enhance their skills by adding a specialization by obtaining a certificate of completion in either Auto Refinishing or Auto Body Collision Repair.