Isothermal Community College

Applied Sciences and Technologies

Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology

Available Programs

Certificates are also available in this curriculum.

Ceritficates are available in the following:

  • Basic Collision Repair and Refinishing
  • Advanced Collision Repair and Refinishing

Program Description

The Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology curriculum prepares individuals to become qualified technicians who possess the diverse skills required to perform quality repairs and proper refinishing techniques on automobile bodies and to diagnose and repair mechanical and electrical systems. 

Course Checklist

Graduates will be able to:

  • Understand and apply all safety, environmental and industry standards as related to collision repair
  • Demonstrate knowledge of materials available to technicians for refinishing of automobiles
  • Demonstrate ability to use spray equipment to match modern auto finishes
  • Demonstrate the ability to figure the cost of materials, parts, and labor for estimating purposes
  • Understand automotive electrical systems and how to diagnose problems

What fields or jobs are available for Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology majors?

  • Auto Body Technician
  • Automotive Painters
  • Frame Repair Technician
  • Industrial Painting
  • Insurance Adjusters
  • Parts Sales

Who employees Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology majors?

  • Auto Parts Sales
  • Collision Repair Shops
  • Industrial Applications
  • New and used Auto Dealers

Preparing for a career in Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology:

  • High School Diploma
  • Good reading and math skills
  • Must have tools as shops do not furnish them
  • Be prepared to work as an apprentice for 3 to 4 years to become skilled in all aspect of job area.
  • Possess some artistic ability to help in the repair process.

Where do I find more information?