Automotive Collision Repair

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What you’ll do:

Accidents happen every day. Become a part of a secure industry with ever-changing technology with well-rounded, two-year training in all areas of the collision repair industry. You'll cover basic auto body repair such as surface preparation, spot repair and blending, corrosion protection, upholstery repair, and structural straightening. You'll learn about cost estimating and auto systems plus explore areas of painting, special effects, and graphic design including airbrushing, flames and chameleon painting, pearls, and candies. You'll practice customizing vehicles into works of art.

Where you’ll go:

This state-of-the-art collision program can prepare you for numerous careers:
Collision Repair Shop Technician
Automotive Glass Installation and Repairer
Specialty Shop Technician
Welder/Fabricator/Paint Technician
Cost Estimator
Insurance Claims Adjuster
Damage Appraiser for the Insurance Industry
Other Transportation Body Repairer
Fabrication Specialist
Custom Painter
Specialty Shop Technician
Metal Fabricator
Race Team Technician
Aftermarket Parts Researcher/Developer
Service Writer
Service Advisor
Shop Manager
Shop Owner/Operator
Fleet Manager
Parts Manager
Trim/Upholstery Shop Owner
Furniture Upholsterer
Airline, RV or Yacht Upholsterer
Custom Shop Upholsterer


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