Collision Repair Technology

  • Program Highlights:

    Students learn to repair and refinish collision-damaged vehicles. They learn the fundamentals of metal straightening, MIG-welding, detailing, painting, refinishing and customizing, and working with plastic fillers. Students will gain experience with flexible bumper repair, major collision repair, hardware repair and service. Students study and demonstrate competency in writing collision estimates, managing customer paperwork, and tracking jobs. Interactive and professional communication skills are developed. 

Collision Repair Technology Shop

Units of Study

  • Basic (Year 1)

    • Safety Procedure & MSDS
    • Communication & Customer Satisfaction
    • Vehicle Buffing & Detailing
    • Welding for Collision Repair
    • Auto Plastic Repair: Basic
    • Body Shop Hand & Power Tools
    • Automobile Construction
    • Basic Auto Electrical Circuits
    • Sheet Metal Straightening & Repair
    • Refinishing: Color, Sand and Polish
    • Auto Body Materials & Fasteners
    • Bolt-on Panel Replacement & Adjustment
    • Career Opportunities with Shop Layout Design

    Advanced (Year 2)

    • Safety Procedure
    • Vehicle Damage Estimating
    • Adv. Spray Technique & Blending
    • GMAW I-Car Destruction Tests
    • Remove & Install Auto Body Parts
    • Principles of Sectioning
    • Bonding & Adhesive technology
    • Diagnosing Major Collision
    • Unibody & Frame Repair Basics
    • Plastic Repair
    • Work Experience


Industry Based Exam/Certifications

    • Collision Repair/Refinishing Technology–National Occupational Competency Testing Institute



  • Career Connections

    • Body Shop Manager/Paint Shop Manager/Production Manager
    • Collision Shop Owner/Entrepreneur
    • Detailer
    • Frame/Unibody Technician/Sheet Metal Technician
    • Insurance Claim Representative
    • Paint Sales and Distribution/Equipment Sales
    • Paint Technician
    • Parts Distribution

    College Programs

    • Applied Science in Collision Repair
    • Automotive Service/Automotive Parts Management
    • Automotive Technology Management
    • Classic Car Restoration

Items to Consider

  •  Successful Students:

    • Follow safety procedures and practice safe work habits at all times
    • Pay attention to detail to meet core competencies
    • Work both individually and as a team member
    • Apply problem solving skills to service procedures
    • Use fine motor skills; fine-finger dexterity a plus