Automotive Body Repair
The certificate program is designed for full-time students, and courses are offered in a sequence of blocks; each block is three weeks in length. The automotive body repair courses are designed to prepare students for the ASE certification exam.
Cost of Attendance
For general college expense, students can view LCCC’s tuition and fees Web page. Students in this program do not typically incur additional expenses.
- Small class sizes. The instructor knows you and has time to help you. Classes are a mix of classroom theory and hands-on application of skills.
- The auto body program at LCCC is ASE/NATEF certified. This certification means there is an outside automotive source checking the curriculum, tools and equipment to ensure everything we do is current, up-to-date, and what employers are looking for.
- The program is also part of the I-CAR® Industry Training Alliance. I-CAR® is an organization dedicated to the continuing education of collision industry personnel. When students graduate from Auto Body Repair program, they will be eligible to apply for and receive I-CAR® points. The points are a great resume’ building tool.
February 13, 2018
CHEYENNE, WYO. — Laramie County Community College's auto body repair program recently received a grant from the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF)
The LCCC team was allowed to choose $1,000 worth of tools or equipment from CREF. According to Rob Benning, the program's director, the team has already received a telescoping tram gauge for dimensional measuring, self-darkening welding helmets, a welding blanket, door tools, and specialized hammers and dollies.
"Students started using them from the first day we pulled them out of the box," he said.
The CREF grant provided the opportunity to expand on the tools they currently have without using budgeted funds.
"Our auto body repair program strives to be a premier training facility; continuously updating to match industry trends, receiving this grant helps us reach our goals," Benning added.
But that's not all: another aspect of applying for the CREF grant was receiving thousands of dollars' worth of tools and supplies from 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division. This year, the program also received three pallets of 3M items such as grinding and cutting wheels, Roloc discs, paint cups, color match film systems, and body filler. This manufacturer donation was arranged by the Collision Repair Education Foundation.
"Realistically the donations we received from 3M were worth completing the grant," Benning said. "3M donations went above and beyond that award."