Automotive Collision & Refinishing Technology

This program is available to current high school students tuition free.

NATEF Certified Training Program

The Automotive Collision & Refinishing Technology is a nine month program designed to educate students in the complete repair and refinishing of collision damaged vehicles. Students will work with industry standard equipment learning the modern principles of unibody design and automotive refinishing.

I-CAR Industry Training Alliance LogoCCC Automotive Collision & Refinishing Technology uses I-CAR, individualized, modularized training curriculum, to give students in-depth coverage of both conventional and innovative collision repair technologies and processes. Trained technicians go to work for collision repair shops, insurance companies, automotive dealerships, refinish supply companies, collision equipment companies, rental fleet companies, automotive detail shops, truck collision repair shops and into personal businesses.

Areas of Training

  • Conduct/Safety/Equipment
  • Non-Structural Repair
  • Structural Damage Repair
  • Mechanical & Electrical Components
  • Plastics & Adhesives
  • Painting & Refinishing
  • Special Shop Practice
  • Estimating for Collision Repair

Program Highlights

  • 9 month program
  • Strong job market outlook
  • Opportunity to participate in state and national competitions through SkillsUSA student organization
  • All hours earned in the certification program count toward an Associates of Applied Science
  • Technical Scholarships are available (call for more information)

The Job

Today is an exciting time for the men and women entering the world of Automotive Collision & Refinishing Technology. The days when body repair meant simply banging dents out of a fender with a hammer and dolly are gone. Today’s collision repair technician is a skilled professional with expertise in many areas such as computerized estimating, diagnostic equipment, sophisticated measuring systems, and lab management. The collision repair technician must know how to address and use information dealing with damage estimating, repair techniques, or making a profit.  Most of all, the successful collision repair technicians must be familiar with complex automotive systems and the modern materials that go into today’s automobiles.

We live in an information age, and every successful collision repair technician must recognize the arena of high strength steel, structural glass, space age plastics, and an infinite variety of paint colors. With this knowledge you can play a part in an industry that rewards skill, knowledge, and hard work. Whether dealer-owned or an independent collision repair shop, no two are exactly alike. They vary in size, layout, amount and types of equipment, or in work procedures. However, they are all similar in methods and follow similar safety rules.

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Fast Facts


$11 to $14 Hour.
Experienced Tech, $47k per year.


Collision Repair

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Body Shop Setting

Hands On Experience

9 Month Program