Collision Repair Technology

Program Description

  • Assess and estimate damaged vehicles
  • Repair and refinish the interior and body of damaged vehicles
  • Use state-of-the-art welding, sanding, masking, and painting techniques to straighten and replace damaged parts
  • Gain experience in metal and adhesive repair techniques
  • Apply welding techniques such as MIG (aluminum and silicon bronze), TIG, and resistant spot welding
  • Learn hands-on skills for entry level employment
  • Learn proper/safe use and care of air tools, power tools, and body tools

Course Topics

  • Shop Safety and Efficiency
  • Hand, Power, and Air tool Technology
  • Body Fillers and Plastic Bumper Repair
  • Unibody Frame Repair and Alignment – Chief Laser Lock Measuring System
  • Painting, Refinishing, and Color Matching
  • Sheet Metal and Welding Replacement
  • Repairing and Replacing Hood, Bumper, Fender, etc.

Industry-Recognized Credentials

  • ASE Painting and Refinishing
  • ASE Non-Structural Analysis & Damage Repair
  • ASE Structural Analysis & Damage Repair
  • ASE Mechanical and Electrical Components

Career Opportunities

Entry Level (with high school diploma and career training)
  • Auto Detailer
  • Apprentice Body Shop Technician
Technical (with CTE training, associate degree, technical certification)
  • Collision Repair Technician
  • Collision Repair and Refinish Technician
Professional (with Bachelor’s degree & beyond)
  • Automotive Design Engineer
  • insurance Claims Appraiser

Program Instructors

Thomas Fought
Vanguard Tech Center
Carl Rusch
Sentinel CTC