Associate of Applied Science
America is a nation on wheels. Every part of our society and all our industries are dependent on vehicles of one form or another. With over 124 million cars, vans, and trucks on American roads, there is a continuous need for skilled auto body repair people. It is estimated that between 30 and 40 million vehicles pass through collision repair shops each year for major repairs. Millions of additional vehicles pass through repair facilities for minor repairs such as scratch repair and bumper replacement.
The Auto Collision Repair Technology program prepares you for a career as a specialist in auto body repair. The automobile repair business is becoming even more important today as may car owners are having their present vehicles repaired rather than buying new ones. You will receive training in sheet metal welding and cutting, cost estimating, basic business procedures, metal straightening, frame repair, suspension, glass, plastic, and fiberglass repair, body construction, automotive painting and refinishing. You will gain practical experience by working on damaged vehicles in a state-of-the-art auto-collision facility.