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Automotive Collision Repair Technology

This hands-on program provides skills in sheet metal, fiberglass, frame straightening, welding, polishing, and painting. Training in this field is designed to prepare you for employment as an advanced apprentice trainee in body repairing and reconstruction finishing. We prepare you for I-CAR industry certifications.

Automotive collision includes instruction in dent repair, panel replacement and adjustment, window replacement and head light adjustments, rust removal and repair, paint, and estimating. We teach you to how to utilize environmentally friendly paint methods, and to properly use hand, air, electric and hydraulic powered tools. Students have the opportunity to work on vehicles, giving them real-world, on-the-job experience. 

Degrees

  • Automotive Collision Repair Technology (F.8071.AS)

Certificates

  • Automotive Collision Repair Technology (F.8071.CA)
  • Automotive Collision Repair Technology (F.8072.CN)

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To get things started, apply online. Be sure to also complete the online orientation, activate a WebAdvisor account and student email.

Once you have a student ID number, call 559.442.8273 to schedule an appointment with a counselor in the Applied Technology Office.

Counselors are available in the Applied Technology Division Office to assist students with creating a Student Education Plan for an Automotive Collision Repair Degree or Certificate.

Courses and Information

To see recommended courses, see the Catalog.  To see upcoming scheduled classes, see the Schedule of Classes

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