Collision Repair Technology

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What is Collision Repair Technology?

This artistic program provides intensive instruction in the refinishing and restoration of automotive vehicle bodies, interiors, and frames. Students master skills in taking a damaged or aged automobile often one of life s most expensive investments and recreate it into a beautiful piece of art that is as safe to drive as it is appealing to the eye. You learn about materials used in colors and chemicals of paints, welding and cutting, filler compounds, design and installation of trim, cost estimating, and preparation for finish work. Students gain exposure to the latest technology and applications needed for collision repair, including use of such materials as fiberglass, plastic, aluminum welding, and water-based materials.

What are my career choices?

Persons trained in collision repair are employed in new and used car dealerships, independent and franchised repair facilities, and by operating their own business.

Credential Available at SKYCTC

Collision Repair Helper Certificate: 14 Total credit hours Requirements
Automotive Painter Helper Certificate: 14 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS  Requirements
Automotive Painter Certificate: 38 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS  Requirements
Collision Repairer Certificate: 50 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Collision Repair Technician Diploma: 57-60 Total Credit Hours Requirements
General Occupational Technician Associate Degree: 66-69 Total Credit Hours Requirements

Accreditation

The Automotive Technology program at SKYCTC is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), and students have the opportunity to take tests leading to certification by ASE, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

Admission Requirements

This program has no special admission requirements.

Length of Program

You can earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Program Contact

Jon Hunt
Collision Repair Technology
Associate Professor
270.901.1028
jon.hunt@kctcs.edu