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Auto Body Program

The auto body program at College of Southern Nevada prepares students for careers as a custom painter, technician, glass installation technician, welder, metal fabricator, or paint technician. The program focuses on applying technical knowledge and skills to repair, reconstruct, and finish automobile bodies, fenders, and external features. Program courses include: structure analysis, damage repair, non-structural analysis, mechanical and electrical components, plastics and adhesives, painting and refinishing techniques, and damage analysis and estimating. Get more details below including other Nevada colleges that offer auto body program.

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College of Southern Nevada

1421 Pullman Dr., Sparks, NV

The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) is the largest public college in the state, offering mostly two-year courses throughout its Charleston, Cheyenne, and Henderson main campuses as well as nine other learning centers in the Las Vegas area. CSN was founded in 1971 as the Clark County Community College, opening its doors to a mere 400 students at the time. There are now over 40,000 students availing of more than 200 degrees and technical programs in the CSN schools of Arts and Letters, Applied Technologies, and the Engelstad School of Health Sciences, among others.

As its contribution to the community, CSN's Division of Workforce and Economic Development offers various training programs for workforce skills enhancement and career development. Since its inception in 2005, about 65,000 students have enrolled in courses for adult literacy, business services, occupational safety, and different technical programs.

High school students of Southern Nevada are accommodated by CSN via the Jumpstart Dual Credit Program. Jumpstart was designed to allow young students to earn early college credits at their respective schools. The CSN High School, on the other hand, provides high school courses for juniors and seniors who wish to attend classes at the CSN campus.

Establishments within CSN include a Fine Arts Gallery, Performing Arts Center, the Desert Garden Center, and the only public planetarium in Southern Nevada. Its Campus Child Care facility provides daycare services for student-parents to aid in their academic pursuits. CSN Henderson houses the Lied Field at Morse Stadium, home to the CSN Coyotes baseball team.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Auto Body program at College of Southern Nevada, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage

Description

Appraise automobile or other vehicle damage to determine repair costs for insurance claim settlement. Prepare insurance forms to indicate repair cost or cost estimates and recommendations. May seek agreement with automotive repair shop on repair costs.

Automotive Body and Related Repairers

Description

Repair and refinish automotive vehicle bodies and straighten vehicle frames.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, automotive body and related repairers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 9.2% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Reno, NV
    • Total Employment: 140
    • Average Hourly Rate: $19.43
    • Average Annual Salary: $40410

Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers

Description

Replace or repair broken windshields and window glass in motor vehicles.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, automotive glass installers and repairers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 7.8% from 2014 to 2024

Painters, Transportation Equipment

Description

Operate or tend painting machines to paint surfaces of transportation equipment, such as automobiles, buses, trucks, trains, boats, and airplanes. Includes painters in auto body repair facilities.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, painters, transportation equipment employment is expected to grow at a rate of 5.9% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Reno, NV
    • Total Employment: 60
    • Average Hourly Rate: $18.00
    • Average Annual Salary: $37440

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the students College of Southern Nevada accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, College of Southern Nevada may provide services including:

  • Online course work available
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Child care

Intercollegiate Athletics

College of Southern Nevada is a Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NJCAA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
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