Great Plains Technology Center

Combination Collision Repair Technician

Who can attend?


  High School

You will learn to:

  • Assess, estimate, repair, and refinish a wide range of vehicles
  • Use modern welding, sanding, masking, painting, and technical processes
  • Apply professional techniques of metal fabrication, adhesive repair, and creative refinishing

See Course of Study (PDF)


Lawton - Main Campus


You will learn how to complete non-structural collision repair and automotive refinishing in this program. We cover non-structural damage analysis and minor dent repair, plastics repair, all aspects painting and refinishing. You also learn how to use various tools to repair damage, remove and install handles, moldings, trim, and bolted body parts. Another feature you will learn is  MIG welding to industry standards following I-CAR standards. The program also includes painting preparation, sanding processes, color matching and adjusting color, removing and installing glass, and the process of written estimates.  Handling, storage and disposal of hazardous materials and selecting proper personal protective equipment and maintenance is also covered. The hours completed in this program are aligned with ASE/NATEF standards. ASE certification is recommended and industry recognized.

Employment Options

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.

Auto Body Man, Auto Body Repair Technician (Auto Body Repair Tech), Auto Body Repairman, Automotive Body Technician (Auto Body Tech), Body Man, Body Technician (Body Tech), Collision Repair Technician (Collision Repair Tech), Collision Technician (Collision Tech), Frame Man, Refinish Technician (Refinish Tech) – Approximate Pay Potential: $14-29 per hour.  (O*NET source:

Scheduling Information

Class Meets: Monday - Friday
AM Session: 8:00 am-11:00am 
PM Session: 11:50am-2:50pm
1000 hours - 9 months to complete  

Cost of Attendance Summary 

Secondary (High School) Students

  • Tuition: Free
  • Student Needs Fees: $40.00
  • Misc. Expenses: $87.00

Post-secondary (Adult) Students

  • Tuition: $2,500.00
  • Student Needs Fees: $40.00
  • Misc. Expenses: $87.00

Financial Aid and Scholarships

This program is approved for Federal Financial Aid; scholarships are also available for those who qualify. (See Financial Aid)

Certification Outcomes:

  • Mechanical and Electrical Components 
  • Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair 
  • Painting and Refinishing 
  • Structural Analysis and Damage Repair 
  • Non-Structural Analysis & Damage Repair Technician 
  • Painting & Refinishing Technician 

Applying for this Program

Tony Josey, Combination Collision Repair Instructor
Tony Josey
Combination Collision Repair Instructor


Great Plains Technology Center
4500 SW Lee Blvd.
Lawton, OK 73505

Useful Information

Program Begins

August & January