Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology

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The Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology curriculum provides training in the use of equipment and materials of the auto body repair trade. The student studies the construction of the automobile body and techniques of auto body repairing, rebuilding, and refinishing.

Coursework includes auto body fundamentals, industry overview, and safety. Students will perform hands-on repairs in the areas of non-structural and structural repairs, MIG welding, plastics and adhesives, refinishing, and other related areas.

Graduates of the curriculum should qualify for entry-level employment opportunities in the automotive body and refinishing industry. Graduates may find employment with franchised independent garages, or they may become self-employed.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand non-structural panel makeup for both steel and aluminum in order to be able to determine damage analysis, repair vs. replace decisions, removal and installation of bolted on parts, proper techniques and use of body filler, trim and hardware usage and repair, glass repair or replacement determinations for both stationary and movable glass.