Collision Repair Technology

About

This course is an A.S.E. certified training program and has been approved by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation. The course will provide the necessary instruction in repairing and refinishing collision damage on full frame and unibody vehicles. Trainees are taught to use proper repair and refinish procedures, using the latest equipment in technology and updated resource materials, to repair vehicles back to manufacturer’s specification. The Collision Repair Technology program offers students specialty area training (painting, body & frame repair) that is based on the need for technician’s skills in the workforce. Skills and work habits/ethics are developed that are necessary for employment. The aim of this course is to train students to make quality repairs and prepare them for the A.S.E. certification tests. This course is taught by an A.S.E. Master Collisions Repair/Refinish Technician.

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day
Credentials Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,984.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $2,016.00
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Non-structural Assistant432Certificate
Non-structural and Structural Assistant864Certificate
Collision Repair Technician1296Diploma
Automotive Refinishing Technician1296Diploma
Collision Repair and Refinishing Technician1728Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
2468 Technology Center Dr.
Jackson, TN 38301

Job Duties

Repair and refinish automotive vehicle bodies and straighten vehicle frames.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 3,390

Current job openings per year: 100

Salary Range

$26,400
to
$50,000

Curriculum/Courses

First Trimester: 
Orientation & Safety
Minor Damage Repair
Bolt-On Panel Repair
Plastics, Fiberglass, and Adhesives
Second Trimester: 
Trim and Hardware
Wind Noise and Water Leaks
Surface Preparation
Masking and Priming
Corrosion Protection
Third Trimester: 
Glass Replacement
Introduction to Welding
Weld-On Panel Replacement
Fourth Trimester: 
Structural Parts
Structural Measuring and Damage Diagnosis
Structural Straightening
Fifth Trimester: 
Color Theory, Application, Tinting, Blending and Problm Solving
Basic Paint Application
Advanced Painting Techniques

Books and Supplies Lists

Instructors

Mike Blackwell
731-424-0691 x118

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