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Collision Repair Technology

More than just a ‘crash’ course.

The Collision Repair program readies students for roles as auto body technicians, paint techs, or insurance assessors/bidders, offering fundamental instruction in collision vehicle repair.

Student Reviews

see what Collision Students have to say

Shane Chiapelli
"I appreciate the program's affordability and the opportunity it gave me to enroll as a ...
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Shane Chiapelli
Dixie Tech Student
"I appreciate the program's affordability and the opportunity it gave me to enroll as a high school student. I'm eager to join the industry after completing my education here."
Shane Chiapelli
Shane Chiapelli
Dixie Tech Student
Mason Oldham
"I chose Dixie Tech over college because I love painting and find the repair process ...
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Mason Oldham
Dixie Tech Student
"I chose Dixie Tech over college because I love painting and find the repair process fascinating. My aim is to become a skilled painter or work in a body shop."
Mason Oldham
Mason Oldham
Dixie Tech Student
Renzo Iannuccilli
"I chose Dixie Tech to follow in my dad's footsteps. He's connected in the industry ...
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Renzo Iannuccilli
Dixie Tech Student
"I chose Dixie Tech to follow in my dad's footsteps. He's connected in the industry and highly recommended it. With his body shop background, I'm eager to stay in the business. Tech school offers a practical, hands-on approach that aligns better with my goals than traditional college."
Renzo Iannuccilli
Renzo Iannuccilli
Dixie Tech Student
Amelia Bistline
"I chose Dixie Tech for its hands-on approach, which suits my learning style, and opted ...
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Amelia Bistline
Dixie Tech Student
"I chose Dixie Tech for its hands-on approach, which suits my learning style, and opted for collision repair to focus on non-mechanical aspects of cars. My goal is to secure a job in the field and eventually become a painter. The most enjoyable part of the program for me is the painting process, as witnessing the transformative before-and-after results is incredibly satisfying, making it seem as if nothing ever happened to the car."
Amelia Bistline
Amelia Bistline
Dixie Tech Student
Hunter O'Brien
"Dixie Tech was my clear choice for automotive refinish work. The instructors are experts who ...
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Hunter O'Brien
Dixie Tech Student
"Dixie Tech was my clear choice for automotive refinish work. The instructors are experts who excel at answering questions and handling any situation. Their knowledge has given me the confidence to pursue my dream of opening a restoration shop. Highly recommended!"
Hunter O'Brien
Hunter O'Brien
Dixie Tech Student

Program Overview

Learn more about our Accredited Collision Repair Technology program

The Collision Repair course focuses on shop safety, including hazard awareness and proper handling of materials. It covers substrate preparation, teaching adhesion techniques, welding, and dent repair with industry-standard equipment.

Estimating skills are honed through visual and computerized methods, while refinishing instruction encompasses surface prep, masking, and advanced painting techniques, including the use of cutting-edge tools and software for paint mixing.

 As a student of this program, you will:

    • Master substrate preparation.
    • Understand best shop safety practices.
    • Dive into panel repair techniques with plastic, steel and aluminum.
    • Learn about estimating and how to determine vehicle damage and repairability.
    • Understand everything needed to refinish projects like a professional.

Attainable Certificates include:

    • Accredited Dixie Technical College Certificate
    • I-CAR ProLevel

This program prepares you for CAREERS such as:

  • Automotive Body and Related Repairers Median Income $48k year, with top earners at $78k year.*

*Source: careeronestop.org

Total Tuition and Course Fees:

$7,139.55

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS AVAILABLE

Program Length:

12 Months

Credit Hours

34

High School: Open to Seniors. Tuition is waived for high school students, however they are still responsible for course fees, textbooks and additional costs.

Upcoming start dates:

July 1, 2024 | 8:00am – 3:00pm | Mon – Thur

January 7, 2025 | 8:00am – 3:00pm | Mon – Thur

Need more information?

435.674.8400

Courses

what you’ll learn

Collision Technology

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.

Term 1

Core Collision Courses (17 credit hours)

TECR 1010: Introduction to Collision Repair and Safety – 1 credit hour

TECR 1020: Collision Basic Structural Repair – 4 credit hours

TECR 1030: Collision Basic Non-Structural Repair4 credit hours

TECR 1040: Collision Surface Preparation I 4 credit hours

TECR 1050: Collision Basic Refinishing – 4 credit hours

Term 2

Advanced Collision Courses (17 credit hours)

TECR 1060: Collision Repair Shop Operations & Career Success – 1 credit hour

TECR 1070: Collision Surface Preparation II 4 credit hours

TECR 1080: Collision Advanced Refinishing 4 credit hours

TECR 1090: Collision Plastic Welding and Adhesives – 4 credit hours

TECR 1100: Collision Repair Estimating, Damage Analysis, & Electronics – 4 credit hours

COUNCIL ON OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION

Dixie Technical College is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Accreditation by COE is viewed as a nationally-honored seal of excellence for occupational education institutions and denotes honesty and integrity. Information regarding accreditation may be obtained at:

Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
Telephone:770-396-3898 Fax:770-396-3790
council.org

Tuition & Course Fees

Cost overview

Tuition at Dixie Technical College is affordable

Tuition & Fees must be paid before registering for class unless a payment plan or other funding options have been approved and signed. Information is subject to change without notice.

Tuition is waived for High-School students, however they are still responsible for course fees and additional costs.

Term:
Tuition:
Course Fees:
Total Tuition & Course Fees:
Term 1:
$1,785.00
$1,784.77
$3,569.77
Term 2:
$1,785.00
$1,784.78
$3,569.78
Total Cost:
$3,570.00
$3,569.55
$7,139.55

Tuition, fees and other costs are subject to change without notice.

Total Tuition and Course Fees:

$7,139.55

Additional Costs:

$545 – Tool Kit

Need help paying for college?

Learn about Scholarships and Grants and how to apply for Financial Aid by using the links below.

Start dates & times

cohort start dates

upcoming start dates and class times for this program
Class Days:
Class Hours:
July 1, 2024
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
January 7, 2025
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Program cohorts are open until filled. Once a cohort is filled, applicants will be considered for the next start date.

Program Length:

12 Months

Admissions Process
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Accuplacer, ACT or SAT score requirements

Accuplacer Qualifying Scores:

Math – 235

Reading – 235

English – 235

ACT Qualifying scores:

Math – 14

Reading – 14

English – 14

SAT Qualifying scores:

Math – 350

ERW – 280

ERW – 280

Accuplacer may be waived with proof of:

  • Equivalent ACT/SAT scores taken within the past 5 years.
  • College classes (MATH 900 or above and ENGLISH 1000 or above) with a ‘B-‘ grade or above taken within the past 5 years.
  • Associate’s Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree.

Cost of Accuplacer Test: $15

 

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Education Verification

Provide a copy of one of the following: High School Diploma, High School Transcript showing graduation date, GED, Associate’s Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree. 

High-school students can sign up for an Accuplacer Test or provide qualifying ACT/SAT test score results. 

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Valid Driver's License

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Application fee

$0 for in-state applicants and $10 for out-of-state applicants.

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Application Review

After successfully completing and submitting the above requirements, the College will perform an application review. Students will be emailed regarding their acceptance status.

To get started on these requirements begin an application.

career pathways

what you can become

Automotive Body and Related Repairers

Learn more about this field. Find things like job outlook, expected salary, and many other job specific stats.

Steps to take

Follow these steps to start your journey at Dixie Tech! Many classes have a waitlist or fill fast, so getting started as soon as possible is recommended.

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Funding
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Work with our advisors to apply for Financial Aid and learn about Scholarship options.

Tour Campus & Classroom

Dixie Technical College is located a top Tech Ridge overlooking downtown St. George. Please stop by and learn a little more about a program that you might be interested in. While here don’t forget to check out the Campus Tech Ridge Cafe to grab some lunch and ask about the specials prepared by our world class Culinary students.


Industry Expert Instructor

Our industry-leading instructors, equipped with years of experience and knowledge, are prepared to mentor and guide the next generation of Collision Repair Technicians. 

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 managing a dealership’s body shop, Jeff began his teaching career at Snow College while owning and operating his own shop. Jeff dedicates his time towards staying up to date with the latest in the industry. He has earned certification using I-CAR, ASE, PPG, and Axalta. 

Wade Klafke

Wade Klafke, a seasoned automotive professional, brings a wealth of hands-on experience and a passion for the automotive industry as our newly appointed Collision Repair Instructor.

Collision Repair Industry Partners

Dixie Technical College’s OAC program collaborates closely with industry partners, ensuring that its curriculum remains highly relevant and applicable to the dynamic demands of the modern workplace.

Contact a Collision Repair Advisor

Questions about this specific program? Maybe a question about Dixie Tech? Our advisors are here to help.

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