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This program allows those who have completed a 2-year Associates Degree in Collision Repair to take their careers to the next level.
Its 60-credit hours are designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the field of collision repair and insurance management. It’s especially popular with transfer students who’ve already earned an approved associates degree, and maintained at least a 2.5 GPA, because Pittsburg State will accept up 64 college credit hours.
The bottom line is that, in as little as two years, students will leave Pittsburg State having earned a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree and be well prepared to succeed in the workforce.
Like our 2-year Automotive Service Technology degree (AAS), this program provides you with complete, hands-on training for a real world job. But, you’ll receive much more. This program also provides you with technology management, theory, logic, leadership and business skills to broaden your knowledge, better prepare you for managerial positions and make you a more valuable employee.
You’ll also be able to access on-campus housing, as well as additional scholarship and internship opportunities.
According to the Bureau of Labor Standards, the annual median income for this field ranges between $40,000 and $63,000, depending upon your career choice. There are many career options available to students who successfully complete this program. These include:
Students have ample opportunities, and are encouraged, to intern at some of the nation’s largest companies. Pittsburg State students have found themselves interning throughout the world for companies such as Toyota, Ford Motor Company, Caterpillar, AGCO, John Deere and many others.
Located within the Kansas Technology Center, the Department of Automotive Technology is recognized by industry as offering one of the best academic programs in the nation. Our professors are accomplished professionals with industry experience and our laboratories offer students access to the latest technology. Learn more about our department and discover why you belong at Pittsburg State University.
Students in the Collision Repair and Insurance major take a selection of classes that successfully prepare them for a career in a related field.