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The Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology curriculum provides training in the use of equipment and materials of the autobody repair trade. The student studies the construction of the automobile body and techniques for autobody repairing, and refinishing.
Course work will include autobody fundamentals, industry overview, and safety. Students will perform structural and non-structural repairs using MIG welding, plastics and adhesives, and a variety of paints and finishes.
Graduates should qualify for a degree, diploma , or certificate in Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology and will be able to seek entry-level employment in the automotive body and refinishing industry. Persons completing this curriculum may find employment with franchised independent garages, dealerships, race teams, truck companies, glass shops, boat shops, or may seek self-employment.
Degree seeking students spend their second year studying mechanical disciplines associated with collision damaged vehicles.
Upon successful completion of the Collision Repair & Refinishing degree, the graduate should be able to:
- Perform structural analysis and damage repairs
- Perform non-structural analysis and damage repairs
- Perform MIG welding as it applies to automotive structures
- Refinish vehicles or vehicle components
- Read repair estimates
- Write repair estimates
- Repair plastics and adhesives
- Replace vehicle components
- Perform collision related mechanical repairs