Collision Repair Technology

Turn your passion for cars into a rewarding career. Master industry-current auto body repair techniques with our accredited, hands-on training programs.

What is Collision Repair Technology?

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. 

average base pay
Based on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
$41,157
1020351052
low: $22k med: $42k high: $63k

What are my career choices?

Automotive body and related repairers work for automotive repair, maintenance shops and automobile dealers, as well as being self-employed.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

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.

DIPLOMA

Certificates

Automotice Service Excellence

  • B2 Painting and Refinishing
  • B3 Structural Damage
  • B4 Non-Structural Damage
  • B5 Mechanical & Electrical

Additional Information

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.

Industry Related Associations

Accreditation

National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation
101 Blue Seal Drive, S.E. Suite 101
Leesburg, VA 20175
1-703-669-6650

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Program Contact

Craig Dickerson
Collision Repair Technology
Program Coordinator
270.534.3414
craig.dickerson@kctcs.edu