Automotive Collision Technology Technician

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Automotive Collision Technology Technician

Today's cars are complex and require highly-skilled collision and refinishing technicians to repair them. Math skills are necessary.  Reading and analytical skills are a must, as well as good hand-eye coordination.  This course prepares a student for entry into a rewarding profession. 

Automotive Collision Technology Technician

Program Length: 1400 hours
56 weeks
Program Number: T401300 

The Automotive Collision Technology Technician program prepares students for employment within the fast-growing, highly-competitive automotive repair and refinishing industry as well as other fields such as the motorcycle, boating, racing and the power-sport industry.


Automotive Collision Technology Technician 

  • In-depth safety training

  • Hands-on training with professional automotive repair materials and equipment

  • Hand and power tool training

  • Plastic welding

  • Silicon bronze welding, spot welding, MIG welding, acetylene cutting, and metal shaping 

  • Sheet metal replacement and repair

  • R&I of body-panels, interior, and exterior trim

  • Cutting and sectioning welded replacement body panels

  • Straighten uni-body and full-frame vehicles

  • Both structural and non-structural repairs 

  • CCC-One computerized estimating and damage analysis 

  • Vehicle masking

  • Use of sandpapers and sanding and stripping equipment

  • Applying primers and sealers

  • Applying single-stage paints

  • Applying BC/CC paints with both solvent and water base systems

  • Applying Tri-coat paints

  • Color blending and matching

  • Two tone and striping

  • VR paint simulation training

  • Hands-on real-world painting and refinishing equipment training

  • Paint problem solving

  • Professional sanding and buffing procedures

  • ASE certification testing available 


Program Structure

This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of six (6) occupational completion points (OCPs).



 Course NumberCourse TitleCourse HoursOCP
Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing Helper/Assistant150 hours A
ARR0141Automotive Collision Refinishing Technician450 hours B
ARR0312Non-Structural Damage Repair Technician300 hoursC
ARR0022Damage Analysis and Estimating 75 hoursD
ARR0112Automotive Collision Welding, Cutting and Joining 75 hoursE
ARR0295Structural Damage Repair Technician350 hoursF
  TOTAL HOURS1400 hours 


Admission Requirements

Age: 16 years or older

Basic Skills: Unless exempt, students' competency in reading, math, and language are assessed within six (6) weeks of program entry. 

Council on Occupational Education (COE) Rates
Program Completion Rate: 100%
Program Placement Rate: 100%


About The Instructor

Originally from Huntington, Tennessee, and a graduate of Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Mr. McGee has more than 25 years of experience in the Collision Repair Industry, with 12 years as an Automotive Collision Repair business owner










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