Objective of Field
Using a trained eye, a skilled hand, and a wide variety of tools, a Collision Repair Technician repairs a damaged vehicle to original showroom quality finish.
Students have the opportunity to operate state-of-the-art equipment, such as the Chief E-Z Liner Frame Machine and measuring system, Devilbiss Down Draft Spray Booth, HVLP Spray Guns, Computerized Estimating Software, and our Sim Spray Virtual Reality Paint Simulator. They also gain experience with the hands-on operation of standard power and hand tools used in the industry
- Detailing vehicles
- Sheet Metal Repair
- Plastic Filler
- Repairing Plastic
- Preparation of Surface for Refinishing
- Sanding and Buffing
- Chemical Stripping
- Uni-body set-up and measuring
- Frame Repair
Employment of automotive body and glass repairers is expected to grow 19 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
The growing number of vehicles in use should increase overall demand for collision repair services during the next decade. However, overall job growth will be limited because new repair technology allows fewer workers to do more work.
Job opportunities should be very good for jobseekers with industry certification and formal training in automotive body repair and refinishing and in collision repair. Furthermore, demand for qualified workers with knowledge of specific technologies, materials, and makes and models of cars should create new job opportunities. Those without any training or experience will face strong competition for jobs.
The need to replace experienced repair technicians who retire, change occupations, or stop working for other reasons also will provide some job opportunities.
2-Year Associates Degree
4-Year Bachelor’s Degree
Auto Glass Installer
Frame Repair Specialist
Sheet Metal Repair
PPG Paint Mixer
Information Science and Technology
I CAR Certification
Refinish Team Certification
General Shop Manager
Master ASE Certified Tech.
Collision Shop Manager
How to find out more
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