Program Overview

  • Location
  • Tuition
  • Program Length
    150 hours
  • Learning Environment
  • Financial Aid
    FAFSA Eligible

Program Description

The Auto Body Repair and Painting program is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes for a successful career in the auto body repair and painting industry. Through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on training, students are exposed to the latest technological advancements in the field. The program not only prepares students for entry-level positions but also allows them to progress to higher skill levels within the trade. Additionally, the program aims to contribute to the community by offering job upgrading opportunities for professionals already working in the industry. Graduates of the program have reported securing higher-paying jobs and experiencing accelerated career growth compared to their non-trained counterparts.

Degrees & Certificates


Associate of Applied Science – Auto Body Repair & Painting (63 credits) – Tuition: $8,253


Certificate of Achievement – Auto Body Repair & Painting (51 credits) – Tuition: $6,681


After completing the Auto Body Repair & Painting program, students have various career opportunities in the automotive industry. They can pursue roles as automotive body repair technicians, automotive painters, collision repair specialists, or automotive restoration technicians. Graduates are equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in these professions and contribute to the repair and restoration of vehicles.

Learn more about Hawaiʻi Community College – Hilo’s Auto Body Repair & Painting program