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Collision Repair

Learn to make cars and trucks look new again

You’ll gain the hands-on skills you need to repair damaged cars and trucks and perform professional non-structural repairs and refinishing from I-CAR and ASE-certified instructors in a hands-on environment and through a cooperative education experience in a collision repair facility. And you can go to school around your work schedule, thanks to flexible, part-time schedules and evening class offerings. This program is supported by the Hampton Roads Autobody Association.

Semesters:
2
Credits:
16
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Locations:
Chesapeake Campus
Career Studies Certificate - Collision Repair Technology (Non-Structural)

Fender benders and minor accidents often result in dented and damaged vehicles. Learn to perform non-structural vehicle repairs, including panel replacement and alignment, glass replacement, dent repair, and plastic/composite repair in a specialized repair shop setting.

Semesters:
2
Credits:
16
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Locations:
Chesapeake Campus
Career Studies Certificate - Collision Repair Technology (Refinishing)

Students who complete this certificate are prepared for an entry-level position at a collision repair facility performing refinishing work and paint defect diagnoses. You’ll gain the expertise necessary to restore damaged vehicles to showroom ready. Course work covers vehicle preparation, paints and thinners, painting techniques, and paint defect diagnosis.

Additional Program Information:

Students completing the non-structural program will obtain their Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) certifications for ProLevel 1 and 2 in Non-Structural Repair.

Students completing the refinishing program will obtain their Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) certifications for ProLevel 1 and 2 in Refinishing.

This program is supported by the Hampton Roads Autobody Association.

A valid driver’s license is required for admission into the Collision Repair Technology program.

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you:
  • enjoy working with your hands
  • exhibit good hand-eye coordination
  • are detail-oriented

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