Collision Repair Technology
Career and Technical Program
The Collision Repair Technology program is a 9-month program designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as a collision repair technician and/or painter. All phases of refinishing are covered including basecoat and clear coat applications. MIG welding, plastic and fiberglass repair, sheet metal repair and replacement, estimating, glass replacement, damage analysis including unibody and full frame alignment, electrical and mechanical diagnosing, and other related topics are covered.
A general education component of communication, occupational relations, and computational skills is also integrated into the program. Successful completion of the first semester or permission of the instructor is required to continue to the next semester. Strong basic math and good reading skills are recommended. Placement in specific math and English courses is determined by the college assessment test. Prospective students who do not meet the initial eligibility requirements for a professional-technical limited-enrollment program will need to take selected courses to receive necessary skill building prior to entering the program (see page 43).