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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
  • CPR and First Aide
  • EPA 6H Rule
  • OSHA 10 hour Safety Course
  • Automotive Lift Safety Training from KPA


Thomas Fought

Collision Repair Technology Instructor

Vanguard Tech Center

Carl Rusch

Collision Repair Technology Instructor


Career Opportunities

Entry Level

  • Auto Detailer
  • Apprentice Body Shop Technician


  • Collision Repair Technician
  • Collision Repair and Refinish Technician


  • Automotive Design Engineer
  • Insurance Claims Appraiser