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Collision Repair Technology

Collision Repair Technology is an instructional program designed to prepare students for entry-level into the collision repair and refinishing trade. Upon completion of this program, the student will be prepared for beginning positions as body, frame, and refinish technicians. Students will be provided theory and practical repair and refinish work beginning with basic applications and progressing on to heavy collision repairs requiring major body and frame alignment and panel replacement. The instruction includes all phases necessary to teach collision repair including glass replacement, welding, hardware and trim items replacement, cosmetic repairs, and structural repairs.  Industry standards referenced are from the ASE/NATEF Collision Repair & Refinish Standards (Painting and Refinishing, Non-Structural and Structural Analysis and Damage Repair, Mechanical & Electrical Components).

This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Advanced Technical Certificate and Technical Certificate.

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The Collision Repair Technology Department seeks to provide every student with the necessary skills, training, and attitude for achieving successful entry-level employment in collision repair positions such as body, frame, and refinish technicians.

Career Opportunities

  • Refinisher
  • Automotive Detailer
  • Windshield Repair and Replacement Technician
  • Parts Manager
  • Appraiser
  • Body Repair Technician
  • Shop Owner

Meet Our Instructor

Casey Caldwell
(662) 472-9094
M.R. Thorne Vocational-Technology Building