Collision Repair Technology


This program is based on reconditioning the structure, shape and appearance of an auto body shell, frame, and component parts, as practiced in theory, and on live projects. The techniques, methods and procedures used in business are studied and practiced. The repainting components of the program will introduce the student to the auto refinishing industry as the instructor demonstrates and the student performs and practices on live projects. Involved in the teaching-learning-practice will be understanding the characteristics of metal, plastic, paint equipment and the human element. The program will include metal reshaping, fabrication, surface spraying, color matching, and equipment maintenance.

Broad Units of Study include Non-Structural/Structural and Advanced Analysis & Damage Repair, Mechanical & Electrical Components, Plastic & Adhesives, Beginning through Advanced Painting and Refinishing.  



Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $5,124.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,677.15
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Non-Structural Assistant 432Certificate
Non-Structural/Structural Assistant864Certificate
Collision Repair Technician1296Diploma
Automotive Refinishing Technician1296Diploma
Collision Repair/Refinishing Technician1728Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
1405 Madison St.
Shelbyville, TN 37160

Job Duties

Repair and refinish automotive vehicle bodies and straighten vehicle frames.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 3,900

Current job openings per year: 430


Eric Brown
Eric Brown

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