Collision Repair Technology

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Instructor: Mr. Darrin Dale

ddale@ccctc.edu

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This is a two-year course that teaches the skills necessary to perform collision repairs on all automobiles including the high-tech ones of today. Automobile repairs are increasing and changing each year. We make a point of teaching all the new techniques needed for these vehicles.

The collision repair industry is growing larger each year. It is rapidly becoming a $30 billion-a-year industry. It is not directly affected by the ups and downs in the economy; therefore, it does provide steady work.

 

NOTE: Dual enrollment credits are available through Penn College!

Areas of Instruction

Units Covered:

  • MIG Welding
  • Computerized Estimating
  • Plastic Welding & Repair
  • Painting & Refinishing
  • Sheet Metal Repair & Replacement
  • Structural & Non-Structural
  • Waterborne Paint

Advancement Opportunities:

  • Shop manager
  • Production Foreman
  • Parts Manager
  • Estimator
  • Vocational Instructor
  • Open your own Business

Career Opportunities:

  • Frame and Unitized Construction Technician
  • Collision and Sheet Metal Technician
  • Refinishing Technician/Painter
  • Insurance Adjuster/Damage Estimator
  • Glass Installer
  • Collision Repair Owner

Career Information:

Yearly earnings potential can be in the range of $18,000 – $60,000, depending on skills, experience, type of work performed, and geographic location. Fringe benefits vary widely. Pay may be based on an hourly wage, on a percentage of the amount charged, a percentage of the team output, or a combination of these payment structures.

 

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