A collision repair technician is someone who is trained to fix the exterior of cars and other vehicles. Although that is the primary skill that is taught with this career path, it’s far from the only thing you could learn. Along with fixing the outside body of cars, you could also help by repairing a variety of internal components of a damaged vehicle. With the wide variety of skills that could come with this profession, there may be multiple work settings for you to choose for your personalized career.
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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 a need for automotive body and glass repairers 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 $19.87/hour or $41,330 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:
An Associate in Specialized Technology Degree is awarded upon graduation. Students will have the opportunity to receive preparation for ASE Certifications as well as ICAR Certifications.
At Rosedale Technical College, we believe in going beyond just preparing you for a career. In addition to learning through our practical curriculum, students will also have the opportunity to participate in events organized by our team. Some events we put on are our Women in the Trades event, open houses, and diagnostic seminars. Even after you graduate, there are events here specifically for our alumni that are designed to help them find a career that’s right for them.