Auto Body Technology A.A.S.

Auto body students working on a car

Build your vehicle to success.

The SUNY Morrisville Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in auto body technology will help you meet the industry demand for skilled employees by emphasizing advanced hands-on learning.

You will study teardown and reassembly, frame straightening, metalwork and refinishing, while taking additional requisite courses that cover topics needed to pass Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) examinations in the areas of collision repair and refinishing. The program also includes a 10-week summer internship in collision repair.

You will also have the option to transfer into SUNY Morrisville’s Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) degree program in automotive technology or our Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree program in automotive management.

In the ever-changing automotive world, SUNY Morrisville offers leading-edge technology in all aspects of advanced diagnostics, repair and even customer service and inventory control. You’ll learn and work in our state-of-the-art facilities set up just like automotive dealerships and body shops to provide true-to-life experiences through numerous repair stations, a parts department, live service desk and a vehicle showroom. 

You’ll learn from our outstanding faculty, who have worked in the industry and maintain contacts with automotive companies and support industries for all makes and models. Partnerships with industry leaders such as Fiat Chrysler, Ford and Subaru support the learning environment with new technology, vehicles and factory certifications.

You also have the opportunity to join SUNY Morrisville’s Automotive Club to extend your knowledge of the automotive industry through video tutorials, professional engineers and field trips. Open to the entire student body, the Automotive Club supports a fall and spring car show on campus each year and participates in the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) automotive trade show.

Labor Market Data

SUNY Morrisville provides Burning Glass labor market data to illustrate current trends in careers related to our academic programs. The below information is drawn from Burning Glass's data for job postings related to this program in the Northeast United States (New York, Delaware, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont) between Oct. 1, 2018 and Sept. 30, 2019.

Market Salary

Market Salary shows the salary that graduates who remain in the region can expect to find with their degree. Expect to earn a salary close to the median (50th percentile) with your degree from SUNY Morrisville. Your actual salary could be lower (10th percentile) or higher (90th percentile), depending on factors such as location and certification requirements.

Top 10 Regional Employers for this Program

The list below displays the regional employers who have had the most job postings requiring skills you’d gain from this program.

  1. Caliber Collision Centers
  2. Allstate
  3. Geico
  4. Caliber Collision
  5. Liberty Mutual
  6. Erie Insurance Group
  7. Gerber Collision Glass
  8. Abra Auto Body Glass
  9. Service King
  10. National General Insurance

Top 10 Job Titles for this Program

These are the job titles you are most likely to see listings for, when graduating from this program.

  1. Auto Body Estimator
  2. Auto Damage Appraiser
  3. Auto Trainee
  4. Field Auto Adjuster
  5. Auto Damage Field Appraiser
  6. Field Auto Appraiser
  7. Collision Appraiser
  8. Estimator
  9. Material Damage Adjuster I
  10. Advisor

Program Faculty/Staff

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