Collision Repair Technology

Crash your way into an exciting career

Knowledge of the latest technology is essential for today's Collision Repair Technician. Changes within the industry have made it necessary for technicians to become skilled in plastic repair, repairing aluminum, and the application of waterborne materials such as basecoats and primers. Program instruction using I-CAR curriculum is delivered by lecture. Hands-on training is provided by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified Master Collision Repair and Refinish Technician and meets National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards. Full time students can take advantage of the Snap-on Student Excellence Program which allows them to purchase Snap-on tools at discount prices. Many other tool companies provide student programs such as Cornwell, Mac, and Matcoto name a few.

Program Standing: Progression in the Collision Repair Technology program is contingent upon achievement of a grade of C or better in each course and maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average. Check out our flyer.

Credential Opportunities

Students can earn the Associate in Applied Science in General Occupational/Technical Studies. This degree provides flexible alternatives for meeting student and employer needs. Credit earned through certificate and diploma program completion is applicable toward the Applied Science in General Occupational/Technical Studies degree when consistent with the objectives of the students individual plan of study.




Automotive Service Excellence

B2 Painting and Refinishing

B3 Structural Damage

B4 Non-Structural Damage

B5 Mechanical & Electrical


Length of Program

Students seeking a diploma can complete their plan of study in four semesters by completing a total of 62-65 credit hours of technical and general education courses. Certificates embedded within the diploma may be awarded as credential requirements are met. Day classes are offered during two 16-week semesters (August-December and January-May) each academic year. Dual credit courses are accepted from local high school districts and allow the student to enter in their second semester of the program.

Admission Requirements

There are no special admission requirements for this program. Please consult WKCTC's general admission requirements.

Industry Related Associations

Cornwell Quality Tools

Mac Tools

Matco Tools

National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation(NATEF)

Snap-on Student Excellence Program


National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation
101 Blue Seal Drive, S.E. Suite 101
Leesburg, VA 20175

Contact Information

Craig Dickerson, Program Coordinator