Collision Repair Technology


The Collision Repair Technology program is designed to provide students with specialized skills for entry level jobs in the collision repair and refinishing trade. After successfully completing the three-semester program the student will be awarded a Certificate. A summer work experience component is also required. Students will be provided theory and practical repair and refinish work beginning with basic applications and progressing to heavy collision repairs requiring major body and frame alignment and panel replacement.

2013-2014 Catalog 

Areas of Specialty Training

• Glass Replacement

• Welding

• Replacement of Hardware and Trim Items

• Cosmetic Repair

• Structural Repair

• Roof and Fiberglass Repair

• Vehicle Painting

• Shop Management Techniques

• Collision Analysis and Estimation

Employment Potential

Graduates of the Collision Repair Technology program are employed as body shop technicians. The typical beginning wage for a body shop technician is $6 - $10 per hour. 

Gainful Employment Information

Collision Repair Technology Certificate Program VC-CRT


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Intended time to complete:

18 months

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Jobs related to this program:


Automotive body and related repairers (SOC 49-3021)


Automotive glass installers and repairers (SOC 49-3022) 


Painters, transportation equipment (SOC 51-9122)  


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