Collision Repair Technology

Gain key skills on body work, paint techniques, and insurance assessments.
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Become a collision specialist

The Collision Repair program prepares students for careers as body techs, paint techs, or insurance assessors and bidders. Courses provide instruction in the fundamentals of repairing vehicles damaged in a collision. The curriculum is aligned with the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR). Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible for I-CAR ProLevel testing through I-CAR’s Professional Development Program.

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APPROXIMATE TUITION & FEES

$5,565

PROGRAM LENGTH

51 WEEKS

PLACEMENT RATE

91%

What You Will Learn In The Collision repair Program

Safety

Students will learn and practice safety in the shop, understanding the safety hazards of shop equipment and tools. They will also learn to practice safety with hazardous waste materials and pollutants.

Substrate Preparation

Our collision program will study in-depth surface preparation, including substrate surfaces and mechanical and chemical adhesion.

Panel Repair

Students will learn the skills and techniques of plastic, steel and aluminum welding and dent repair, using industry correct equipment, tools, and materials to accomplish a proper end result.

Estimating

Visual damage analysis and computerized estimating is a must in the collision repair industry. Students will learn to visually, verbally, and mechanically determine vehicle damage and repairability.

Refinishing

From surface preparation, masking, to water-based and solvent-based painting. Students will have a full understanding of how to mix paint using the computerized mixing software, spraying panels using cutting edge technology, tools and equipment.

Our Collision Repair Students in action

 is The collision repair Program Right For You?

This Program Is for Students Who:

  • Have a passion and enthusiasm for learning about the automotive industry and vehicle reclamation.
  • Are eager to find their niche within the car collision industry – whether that’s estimating, non-structural / structural repair, automotive detailing, or refinishing.
  • Aren’t afraid of putting in some elbow grease to get the job done well.
 
 

Students Love This Program Because:

  • They can take something that’s broken and bring it back into full working order.
  • They participate in hands-on learning opportunities and build confidence in their abilities to be successful in the collision repair industry.
  • They graduate with in-depth knowledge of complicated procedures like surface preparation, computerized paint mixing procedures, use of cutting edge technology for collision repair, and more.
 

About Your Collison Repair Instructors

ANDY MORGAN

Andy Morgan has worked in collision repair since 1979. He earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Collision Repair and is ASE Master Certified. He is also I-CAR instructor certified.

Andy’s career has taken him from industry to teaching with over 25 years of teaching the next generations his craft. “I love to see the light come on when students finally ‘get it’…when they put enough study and effort in, and all of the sudden you see the confidence come. That’s my payday!”

 

JEFF TEEPLES

Jeff has worked in the collision repair industry for over 30 years. He brings experience in vehicle restorations, bodywork, painting, estimating, and management. After 13 years managing a dealership’s body shop, Jeff began his teaching career at Snow College while owning and operating his own shop in Richfield, Utah.
Jeff works to stay current and certified in the industry using I-CAR, ASE, PPG, and Axalta. Jeff joined the Dixie Tech faculty in 2018 and has enjoyed his time teaching. “I know this Industry inside out, and I love sharing my knowledge to the up and coming generation.”

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