Collision Repair and Insurance Management

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Earn your degree in Automotive Technology with an emphasis in Collision Repair and Insurance Management at Pittsburg State University.

Collision repair and insurance management is a $10 billion per year sector of the automotive industry. Jobs in this specialization are in high demand.

Topics unique to the Collision Repair and Insurance Management emphasis track include:

  • Welding Processes and Procedures
  • Fundamentals of Collision Technology
  • Structural and Non-Structural Analysis
  • Damage Analysis, Estimating, and Insurance Appraisal
  • Automotive Finishing and Refinishing
  • Dealership Sales Operations
  • Corporate Sales, Service, and Parts Management

Collision Repair and Insurance Management graduates find jobs as:

  • collision repair technicians
  • collision estimators
  • insurance claims adjusters
  • autobody repair technicians

Pittsburg State is well known for developing leaders in the field of Collision Repair and Insurance Management. Our graduates gain the leadership skills necessary to succeed at the highest corporate levels.

Managers within the insurance industry earn an annual median salary of $63,450.

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  • About the Automotive Technology Program:

Pittsburg State is one of only approximately 10 colleges and universities in the nation to offer a 4-year degree in automotive technology. In fact, this program is considered by industry to be one of the top 3 of its kind in the country. No other university in the United States offers a bachelor’s degree in Automotive Technology with a focused area of study in the insurance industry.

Students learn in classes that are purposefully kept small (average size is 20); guaranteeing a “hands-on” experience with some of the nation’s most accomplished professors. Our automotive laboratories encompass 32,000 square-feet of space and are among the most advanced in the nation. Thanks to our partners in industry, students have the opportunity to work on more than 40 donated automobiles and use the same tools and technology currently being used in the workplace. In fact, students do not need to bring or purchase their own tools.

Students are able to choose from a variety of emphasis areas. Each option consists of approximately 18 credit hours. In most cases, students will take 2 years of general education classes and 2 years of technical classes.

Students who choose the Service Management and Marketing option can easily earn a minor in Business Administration with the addition of two classes (FIN 326 Business Finance and ACCTG 201 Financial Accounting).

Employers actively seek out Pittsburg State Automotive graduates because they know the quality of our program. Our graduates can be found in some of the largest and most well-respected companies in the world including: Allied Insurance, Allstate, Farm Bureau, Nationwide, State Farm, Travelers, and other national companies like American Honda, Bridgestone-Firestone, Caterpillar, Chrysler, Cummins Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota and many more.

About Automotive Technology Department

The Department of Automotive Technology, located within the Kansas Technology Center, is recognized by the industry as offering one of the best academic programs in the nation.


Through the Automotive Technology program at PSU, gain advanced diagnostic skills needed to service the complex vehicles of today. Learn more about our program through a  Virtual Automotive Department Tour.

With decades of experience teaching and working in the automotive industry, our faculty are world-renowned teachers and experts in their craft. 

Train on the newest tools and latest equipment found in the industry in 1 of our 7 specialized lab spaces: 

Automotive Technology - 2-Year Lab

Automotive Technology - Collision Lab

Automotive Technology - Diesel Lab

Automotive Technology - 4-Year Lab

Automotive Technology Homepage

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