Collision Repair Technology

To provide students with the appropriate training and certifications to obtain a quality entry-level position in the collision repair industry.


  1. To provide students with a basic knowledge of collision repair tools and equipment.

  2. To instruct students in proper techniques for Structural and Non-Structural Analysis and Repair, Painting and Refinishing, and Mechanical and Electrical Components.

  3. To provide industry certifications for students to use in their collision repair career.

  4. To provide students with a basic knowledge of ASE Collision Repair areas.

Program Information
The Collision Repair Technology Diploma, based on the I-Car curriculum developed by collision industry professionals, prepares students for careers in the collision repair industry.  Students learn to use hand and power tools to prepare and finish paint-damaged surfaces, repair and replace metal, glass, and electrical components, use modern collision estimating and part look-up software, and perform basic electrical troubleshooting and repair of the safety restraint systems in today’s automobiles.  Students also earn industry certifications that will benefit them in their collision repair career.

The basic program covers 1152 hours in two sixteen-week terms and one five-week summer term.  The five-week summer term includes a 120-hour internship program where students apply knowledge in a real workforce setting.

  • Length of program:  2 semesters and 1 summer term

  • Estimated cost of program including in-state tuition, fees, books, and supplies:  $4,541.

  • A respirator, paint suit, and an entry level tool set are required to be purchased by the student.  Prices on these items will vary by manufacturer.

Academic Requirements
Students must maintain a 2.0 or greater cumulative grade point average.  Students with a cumulative grade point average of less than 2.0 may be placed on academic probation.  Students will receive grades on their Campus Portal accounts periodically to evaluate performance. 

Dress Code

The objective of the CRT Department is to help students develop the skills and attitudes that are necessary to succeed in the collision repair environment.  Every effort is made to inform students of what will be expected of them once they enter the workforce.  Therefore, appropriate, reasonable dress and appearance are required of all students in the CRT Department.  Personal protection such as paint suits and respirators are the responsibility of the student. Students will not be able to train without proper safety equipment. Specific guidelines will be distributed during the first week of each semester.

Attendance Policy
CRT has an attendance policy that states:  any student who misses 10% of the training hours for a course has failed that course.  There are no excused absences.  A form to be used for a professional development absence is available.  This form can cover your attendance for job interviews, school activities, and other professional reasons if the form is completed and submitted before the absence.  Any special circumstances will be reviewed by CRT faculty.