Collision Repair Technology

Assess and estimate damaged vehicles. Repair and refinish the interior and body of damaged vehicles. Use state-of-the-art welding, sanding, masking, and painting techniques to straighten and replace damaged parts. Gain experience in metal and adhesive repair techniques. Apply welding techniques such as MIG (aluminum and silicon bronze), TIG, and resistant spot welding. Learn hands-on skills for entry level employment. Learn proper/safe use and care of air tools, power tools, and body tools. 

Course Topics

  • Shop Safety and Efficiency
  • Hand, Power, and Air tool Technology
  • Body Fillers and Plastic Bumper Repair
  • Unibody Frame Repair and Alignment - Chief Laser Lock Measuring System
  • Painting, Refinishing, and Color Matching
  • Sheet Metal and Welding Replacement
  • Repairing and Replacing Hood, Bumper, Fender, etc.

Industry-Recognized Credentials

  • ASE Painting and Refinishing
  • ASE Non-Structural Analysis & Damage Repair
  • ASE Structural Analysis & Damage Repair
  • ASE Mechanical and Electrical Components

Thomas Fought

Program Instructor
tfought@vsctc.org
Vanguard Tech Center

Carl Rusch

Program Instructor
crusch@vsctc.org
Sentinel CTC

Career Opportunities

Entry Level (with high school diploma and career training)

Auto Detailer
Apprentice Body Shop Technician

Technical (with CTE training, associate degree, technical certification)

Collision Repair Technician
Collision Repair and Refinish Technician

Professional (with Bachelor's degree and beyond)

Automotive Design Engineer
Insurance Claims Appraiser