Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology

The Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, reconstruct and refinish vehicle both before and after a collision.

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Coursework provides a strong foundation in structural and body damage analysis & estimating, damage repair both non-structural and structural in steel & aluminum.  This program also includes the repair of plastics, fiberglass, carbon fiber, and use of adhesives for plastic & steel; welding with MIG & STRSW as well as plastic, and paint & refinishing techniques for solvent-borne & waterborne paints systems.

Graduates of this program will be prepared to take industry third-party credentialing which correspond with program & industry standards.  Graduates will be prepared to enter careers as entry-level technicians in the collision repair & refinishing industry.

Students completing the Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology will have the opportunity to earn the following I-CAR certifications:

  • I-CAR ProLevel 1 – Non-Structural Technician
  • I-CAR ProLevel 1 – Refinish Technician

The I-CAR Professional Development Program (PDP) is an industry recognized program for training collision repair professionals in essential role-relevant knowledge and skills.