Do you have a passion for all things automotive?

Do you like to take something old or damaged and make it look new again?

Then the Auto Body Technology program at Mid-Plains Community College is for you!

The Auto Body Technology program provides students with the basic knowledge and skills for all aspects of the auto body industry while using state-of-the-art equipment and training materials.

Students learn how to do everything from fix a cracked windshield to replace a door panel. After a major collision, the underlying frame of a car can become weakened or compromised. Students in MPCC’s Auto Body Technology program train to restore the structural integrity of car frames to manufacturer specifications.

They use pneumatic tools and plasma cutters to remove damaged parts, such as bumpers and door panels and become comfortable using heavy-duty hydraulic jacks and hammers for major structural repairs, such as body alignment.

Students work independently and also complete specialized tasks as part of a team. They have the option of choosing from an Associate of Applied Science degree, a 45-credit hour diploma, or a basic Auto Body certificate.

Employment opportunities include independent repair shops, automotive service departments, self employment, factory representatives, and insurance adjusters.

Graduate with little to no college debt, with the assistance of these program-based scholarships:

Applied Technologies Student

  • NPCC Foundation Dorothy Yont Scholarship
  • NPCC Foundation Sorenson Technical Scholarship
  • NPCC Foundation Technical Faculty Scholarship
  • NPCC Foundation John & Mary Hunter Technical Scholarship
  • Technical Student Preferably In Trade and Industrial Field
  • NPCC Foundation Trew-Shoemaker Scholarship Fund
  • Full-Time Building Construction Student from Lincoln County
  • B. L. Slim Hebblewaite

Other scholarships are available. Ask your enrollment counselor for details.

Scholarship awards vary from $500-$2,000 per year

Mark Harwood
Auto Body Instructor
(308) 535-3643