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Career-Specific Program Overview

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Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology

The Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology program prepares students to enter the workforce with skills such as body and frame restoration, metal repair, refinishing processes, and computerized estimates. Training includes the use of various hand and power tools to prepare, finish, and paint damaged surfaces. Hands-on experience also covers emerging repair techniques, including plastic welding and aluminum repair. Throughout the program, students will have the ability to earn several industry-recognized certifications.

Career Opportunities

  • Professional estimator
  • Professional refinisher
  • Self-employed auto body shop owner
  • Insurance adjustor
  • Paint/supply representative
  • Parts store manager

Degree/Certificate Requirements

    Institutional Learning Outcomes

    Program Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete the Technical Certificate in Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology will be able to:

    • Be able to do basic metal repairs using proper tools and methods.
    • Be able to perform basic paint mixing and spray techniques.
    • Be able to perform panel removal and alignment.
    • Be able to perform major collision damage repairs using proper tools and methods.
    • Be able to demonstrate proper measuring and straightening techniques.
    • Be able to perform color matching and blending techniques.

    Program Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete the Certificate of Proficiency in Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology will be able to:

    • Be able to do basic metal repairs using proper tools and methods.
    • Be able to perform basic paint mixing and spray techniques.
    • Be able to perform panel removal and alignment.

    Certifications

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    6-H EPA Certification

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    504 Multi-Meter Certification, 575 Digital Clamp-On Meter Certification

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    Collision Safety Certification, Collision Pollution Prevention Certification, Mechanical Safety Certification, Mechanical Pollution Prevention Certification, Supervisor's Course Certification