Why Collision Repair?
Collision Repair Technicians perform duties from inspecting damaged vehicles for structural damage to repairing damaged body parts and occasionally realigning frames and chassis to repair structural damage. According to the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there will be over 22,000 automotive body and glass repairers needed in the next decade to meet industry demand. Most employers prefer to hire repair technicians who have completed a formal training program in automotive body repair or refinishing. The median average hourly pay an automotive body and glass repairer will earn is $18.12/hour or $37,680 annually*.
Students will receive extensive hands-on training that will allow them to work with the various phases of automotive collision repair. The curriculum will focus on a broad spectrum of subjects such as:
- Auto Body & Components Repair
- Collision Repair
- Mechanical & Electrical Systems
- Auto Refinishing
- Panel Repair & Alignment
- Glass Replacement
An Associate in Specialized Technology Degree is awarded upon graduation. Students will have the opportunity to earn ASE Certifications as well as ICAR Certifications.
What Equipment Do I Get To Work With?
Students will be training in both the Rosedale Tech Auto Lab and the Parkway West CTC Auto Body Lab located at 7101 Steubenville Pike in Oakdale, PA.
- FAST Over Body Frame Anchoring System
- 10 Ton Trolley Crane
- PPG Paint Mixing Bank
- Global Paint Spray Booth
- PPG Color Matching Light System
- Genesis Three Dimensional Measuring System
- Chief Frame Straightener
- Stick, MIG and TIG welders