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 over 15,000 automotive body and glass repairers needed 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 $19.41/hour or $40,370 annually*.
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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.
Students will be training in both the Rosedale Tech Auto Lab and the Parkway West CTC Auto Body Lab located at 7101 Steubenville Pike in Oakdale, PA.