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. Our students receive the best training and instruction in repair and refinish work beginning with basic applications and progressing to heavy collision repairs requiring major body and frame alignment and panel replacement. In just one year, students may complete a Career Certificate and be ready for employment. Students also have the option to pursue a Technical Certificate and Associates of Applied Science Degree.
The Collision Repair program is offered at the Rankin, Raymond, and Utica campuses.
Areas of Specialty Training
- Glass Replacement
- Replacement of Hardware and Trim Items
- Cosmetic Repair
- Structural Repair
- Roof and Fiberglass Repair
- Vehicle Painting
- Shop Management Techniques
- Collision Analysis and Estimation
Graduates of the Collision Repair Technology program are prepared for positions as body, frame, and refinish technicians. The median annual wage for automotive body and related repairers was $40,970 in May 2015. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $25,030, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $69,510. The median annual wage for automotive glass installers and repairers was $33,830 in May 2015. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $20,390, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $50,080.