Fender benders and minor accidents often result in dented and damaged vehicles. Learn to repair damaged cars and trucks by obtaining the Career Studies Certificate in Collision Repair Technology: Non-Structural at Tidewater Community College.
At TCC's Regional Automotive Center, you'll gain the skills you need for an entry-level position as a collision technician in a repair facility. Learn to perform non-structural vehicle repairs including panel replacement and alignment; glass replacement; dent repair; and plastic/composite repair.
This program is supported by the Hampton Roads Autobody Association and the curriculum is industry-vetted.
For more information, email Abe Sells or call 757-822-5077.
Certify your skills
Classes are held in a specialized repair shop setting in Hampton Roads. Students who complete this certificate obtain the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) certification for ProLevel 1 and 2 in Non Structural Repair.
TCC’s Collision Repair Technology: Non-Structural Career Studies Certificate consists of 2 semesters of part-time study, with classes held at a local repair facility.
Estimated Program Cost*:
16 credits x $185.35 per credit = $2,965.60 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2018 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.
Students are responsible for purchasing their own personal protection equipment, including steel-toed boots, respirator, safety glasses and long pants. Students must also obtain a TCC uniform shirt. If you are already working in the collision repair field, you may wear the uniform from your place of business.
Find work immediately after completing the certificate as a collision repair technician in a repair facility.
Veterans, transitioning military, spouses and dependents: TCC’s Center for Military and Veterans Education provides academic guidance and help in maximizing your GI Bill® and other educational benefits.
Tuition assistance such as financial aid, scholarships, work-study, grants and loans can help you save money and reduce college debt.
Gain industry experience through a cooperative education experience in a collision repair facility
Just 16 credits! Finish this program in as few as 2 semesters
Day and evening classes are held at the Chesapeake Center for Science and Technology
Students who complete this certificate obtain the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) certification for ProLevel 1 Non Structural Repair.