Auto Body Collision Technology

A challenging career using both technical and artistic skills.

 

Auto Body Collision Technology offers a challenging and rewarding career using both technical and artistic skills.

Technicians must be knowledgeable in refinishing, repair, replacement and adjustment of body panels as they relate to the auto collision industry. Curriculum also includes structural repair, mechanical, electrical and glass replacement providing the student the opportunity to work in several different specialties upon graduation.

Hand-eye coordination and problem solving skills are developed through hands-on learning and classroom instruction. You will learn to access and interpret product data sheets, service information and estimating guides.

Our program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) making the program one of only a handful of schools in the United States certified in the four major areas of Auto Body. Both instructors are Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) qualified and have extensive knowledge and experience in Auto Body Collision Technology. We have graduates successfully working in different areas of the auto body, auto collision and related fields.

Major Offerings

  • Auto Body Collision Technology (AAS) View Classes
    Winona - 66 cr
  • Auto Body Collision Technology (DIP) View Classes
    Winona - 64 cr
  • Auto Body Refinishing (CERT) View Classes
    Winona - 26 cr
  • Auto Body Sheet Metal Repair & Replacement (CERT) View Classes
    Winona - 29 cr

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Outcomes & Opportunities

Program Learning Outcomes

Program graduates will be able to:

  1. Perform body panel and minor structural repairs and parts replacement.
  2. Perform vehicle refinishing preparation, application, and paint detailing.
  3. Dismantle and reassemble vehicle body parts, trim, interior components, and non-structural glass.
  4. Demonstrate safe and professional work habits.
  5. Perform minor mechanical and electrical collision-related procedures.
  6. Assess a vehicle's damage, develop a repair plan through interpretation of service information, and communicate the calculation of repair costs and procedures to related parties.

Placement & Costs

Program Job Placement: 67%
Estimated Program Costs

Career Opportunities

  • Auto Body Repair
  • Auto Body Refinishing
  • Structural Repair
  • Damage Claims Writer
  • Shop Manager/Owner
  • Parts and Supply Industry
  • Related Manufacturing

Transfer Credits

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Highlights & Instructors

Program Highlights

  • National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) certified program.
  • Instructors are Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified.
  • The program follows Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) recommended guidelines and offers the students the opportunity to gain I-CAR course credits.
  • The program is continually upgraded to maintain the latest technology used in industry.
  • 70% of coursework is hands-on in a lab setting.
  • You will enjoy the opportunity of a broad career range within the auto body/collision repair and related fields.

Instructors

Tom Brandt is ASE Master Certified in Auto Collision Repair as well as Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collison Repair (I-CAR) trained. He has worked in the auto collision industry for several years and has continually upgraded his training since he started teaching for Southeast Technical. Tom feels the best way to learn the trade is to be provided the opportunity to get involved in repairs. His students gain skills thorough hands-on experience and quality coaching from the instructor.


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