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collision_repairCollision Repair Technology

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The Collision Repair Technology Program is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to enter the collision repair industry. The Collision Repair student will study the theory of repair and actually perform each of the different types of repairs (panel replacement, frame straightening, refinishing, etc.) on damaged vehicles.

The students will work in a controlled, safe environment and have hands-on training on modern equipment including:

  • A heated, down-draft spray booth
  • A drive-on frame straightening machine and universal measuring system
  • An environmentally friendly waterborne paint mixing system
  • HVLP Spray Equipment

This program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

Graduates of this program will satisfy an industry need for well-educated and technically-trained people. Typical positions available in the collision industry include:

  • Collision Repair Technician
  • Refinish Technician
  • Automotive Frame Technician
  • Automobile Damage Estimator
  • Shop Manager
  • Sales Representitive
  • Automotive Detailer

In addition to the general admission requirements, Collision Repair Technology applicants should be aware of the following criteria:

  1. A minimum of one year of high school Algebra I is recommended.

  2. Basic skills in written English are required.

  3. A basic automotive tool kit and roll cabinet are required . A copy of the required tool list is available at the bottom of this page. Accepted students needing tools may purchase tool kits at a college sponsored Tool Day in August at a substantial discount. Approximate tool kit cost to the student is between $1,600.00 and $3,500.00 depending on the manufacturer. Prices are subject to change.

  4. Students are expected to possess a good work ethic and a strong desire to learn.

  5. A clean, valid drivers license is normally required for employment in the automotive repair industry. (See Program Coordinator for details.)

AUTN121 Automotive Service and Maintenance** 2 4 4
CRTN101 Basic Collision Repair** 2 6 4
ENGN101 College Composition 4 0 4
AUTN114 Automotive Suspension and Steering 2 4 4
CRTN105 Basic Auto Body Refinishing 2 6 4
MTHN103 Topics in Applied College Mathematics - OR 3 0 3
General Education:  Group E Elective 4 0 4
BCPN101 Computer Technology and Applications 2 2 3
General Education: Group A Elective 3 0 3
AUTN113 Automotive Electricity & Wiring 2 3 3
CRTN201 Advanced Collision Repair 2 4 4
CRTN210 Structural Analysis and Repair 2 4 4
SCIN150 Physical Science 1 3 2 4
CRTN235 Collision Mechanical & Electrical Systems 2 3 3
General Education: Group D Elective 3 0 3
AUTN221 Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning 2 3 3
CRTN225 Advanced Automotive Refinishing 2 8 5
CRTN230 Collision Estimating & Repair:  A Capstone Experience 2 6 4
General Education: Group C Elective 3 0 3
General Education: Group F or G Elective 3 0 3
Total 68/69 Credits
Program Outcomes

*This course may be waived by Accuplacer text scores or by Math department placement exam. These credits do not count towards graduation.

**A student must earn a "C" or better to achieve a passing grade in this course. 

Collision Repair Tool List

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