Collision Repair Technology


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


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $7,875.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,950.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Non-Structural Assistant432Certificate
Non-Structural/Structural Assistant864Certificate
Collision Repair Technician1296Diploma
Automotive Refinishing Technician1296Diploma
Collision Repair/Refinishing Technician1728Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
1635 Technology Way
PO BOX 848
Athens, TN 37303


First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic 6
Safety 12
Related Math 39
Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair 375
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic 6
Advanced Non-structural Analysis and Damage Repair 125
Welding 94
Structural Analysis & Damage Repair 207
Third Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic 6
Advanced Structural Analysis & Damage Repair 119
Mechanical and Electrical Components 200
Workplace Skills 32
Fourth Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic 6
Painting and Refinishing 426


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