A graduate of the program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:
Auto Collision Repair Technician: Repairs damaged bodies of cars and light trucks; removes damaged panels and welds in new ones; removes and replaces accessories, glass, electrical parts, and interior trim; repairs or replaces plastic or composite parts; and straightens dents in sheet metal panels to restore the vehicle to pre-accident condition.
Auto Collision Refinishing Technician: Completes the refinishing phase of all repairs on cars, trucks, and fleet vehicles; does all stages of priming, sanding and sealing prior to the paint application; determines the type and color of paint to do the refinishing; is familiar with mixing, tinting, and shading; as well as the application of color for matching; and buffs, polishes, stripes, and details vehicle to complete the repair job.
Structural Repair Technician: Repairs unitized and full-frame vehicles by analyzing, measuring, and pulling the structure to the proper dimensions and replaces structural parts that are not repairable using proper structural part replacement techniques to return the vehicle to factory specifications.
Collision Mechanical Technician: Removes, re-installs, repairs and replaces heating and cooling brake, fuel, drivetrain, and steering and suspension components relative to collision damage; diagnose and correct vehicle wheel alignment.
Trim and Glass Installer: Removes, replaces, or repairs all types of glass or glass-related problems on vehicles.