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Automotive Collision Repair

Students with a love of cars will enjoy this program, in which they will learn to develop fundamental skills in shop safety, proper tool use, principles of damage diagnosis, and critical thinking. The experiential learning brings the earned right to identify one’s self as a skilled mechanic. With that comes pride, ownership, and satisfaction in your trade. Jobs in the automotive collision repair industry can bring high wages, and positive reward.

Once a student is proficient in the basic skills, more challenging tasks are taught, such as sectioning, welding fenders, dent repair, and paint refinishing.

In this course, safety always comes first. Students will learn from demonstrations, and will develop safe and proper lab skills while working on individual and team projects.

With so many cars on the road, many continue to need some type of collision repair; thus, jobs in this field are expected to continue to grow in the coming years. Students completing this program will have a head start and an advantage over competing applicants.

This program has received ASE Training Program accreditation by the ASE Education Foundation, signaling a commitment to quality and strict industry standards. To achieve this coveted recognition, the program underwent rigorous evaluation using nationally accepted standards of excellence in areas such as instruction, facilities, and equipment.

Not sure if you are a good fit for this program? Each program has a list of recommendations to follow when placing students in classes called "SUCCESS INDICATORS". Students do best when their characteristics align with these recommendations.

Success indicators for all programs

Potential Jobs

  • Auto Body
  • Insurance Adjuster
  • Collision Repair

Potential Careers with Income

Career Credentials & Certifications

  • SP2 – Safety Training
  • Michigan Mechanical Collision Licensing Exam
  • ASE Student Certification: Painting & Refinishing
  • OHSA Safety 10-Hour

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