Collision Repair Technicians can repair most damage from vehicle collisions and make vehicles look and drive like new. Damage may be minor, such as hammering out a dent, or major, such as replacing an entire panel. After a major collision, the underlying frame of a car can become bent out of shape. Repairers restore the structural integrity of car frames back to manufacturer specifications.
Alliance. Students receive hands-on auto body training by repairing damaged automobiles and parts. Skills are developed in welding, masking, sanding, painting, repairing
and replacing sheet metal, frame straightening,
removing and replacing trim and accessories, and cost estimating. Auto Body Repairers find employment with automobile dealers and automotive repair and maintenance shops
or may be self-employed.
• Inspect cars for structural damage
• Conduct Non-structural and Structural Analysis
• Remove damaged body parts, including bumpers, fenders, hoods, grilles, and trim
• Realign car frames and chassis
• Hammer out or patch dents, dimples, and other minor body damage such as storm damage, etc.
• Fit, attach, and weld replacement parts into place
• Grind, sand, buff, prime, and paint refurbished and repaired surfaces
• Apply new finish to restore body parts
• Create custom color applications
• Prepare Cost Estimates
|Time Commitment||Full Time|
|Typical Program Length||16 Months|
1635 Technology Way
Athens, TN 37303
Repair and refinish automotive vehicle bodies and straighten vehicle frames.
Bright Outlook: Yes
Currently employed in the area: 3,900
Current job openings per year: 430