Degrees & Certificates

Auto Body Repair

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Advanced Auto Body Repair

Certificate of Achievement

Basic Auto Body Repair

Certificate of Achievement


The need for technicians skilled in auto body repair will always exist. If you enjoy working with cars, Waubonsee’s Auto Body Repair Program can put you on the fast track to success.

Our training gives you real hands-on experience making both structural and non-structural repairs on a variety of vehicles in our 18,000 square foot facility.

We give you the resources to learn the auto body repair craft, connect with others in the industry and get on the road to a rewarding career.


Studying Auto Body Repair at Waubonsee

Real-world, hands-on preparation is the hallmark of this award-winning program, as our students repair an average of 78 vehicles each year in our Sugar Grove Campus Auto Body building. Off campus, they put their abilities to the test at SkillsUSA. Since 2008, Waubonsee students have earned four first place awards, seven second place awards, and two third place awards in state competitions. Several students have also placed at the National SkillsUSA competition.

Such success stems from dedicated faculty and high-quality facilities. Our Auto Body building houses some of the most modern and sophisticated equipment, tools and systems in the industry. Waubonsee’s facilities and program are compliant with the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants and have been certified so by the Illinois Environment Protection Agency (EPA). As a result, you’ll earn your personal EPA certification during the program, which is required for those working in the field.

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Costs and Payments


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Study Tuition-Free

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If you're between the ages of 18-24 and are in need of financial assistance, you may be able to get your Auto Body Repair tuition, fees, books and supplies paid for.

Career Program Outcomes

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See what you'll be able to do once you complete one of our career-focused AAS degree or certificate programs.

An Industry-Approved Program


Accredited by the ASE Education Foundation, a nationally recognized accrediting organization

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Working in Auto Body Repair

There is great reward in recreating something that was damaged, returning it to its original condition. Waubonsee's Auto Body Repair curriculum focuses on a range of knowledge and skills relevant to this fulfilling aspect of auto body repair: sheet metal welding, metal finishing, paint preparation, refinishing techniques and more.

Career Prospects

Interested in a career in Auto Body Repair? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.



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Repairs and Donations

Our students learn through real-life repairs and customer service interactions, so we welcome your repair requests and vehicle donations, provided they follow certain guidelines. Learn more on our Auto Repair and Donation page.

Gainful Employment

View information on costs, financing options and program length in weeks for our Advanced Auto Body Repair  and Basic Auto Body Repair Certificates.

Student Achievement Data

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