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Collision Repair Technology

The Collision Repair Technology program prepares students for entry-level positions and career advancement in the collision repair industry. This program trains students to repair an automobile correctly, economically, and safely. The program includes diagnostic technologies, welding techniques, shop safety, metal straightening, panel replacement, interior trim and body refinishing, glass replacement, frame straightening, fiber glass repair, aluminum repair, surface preparation, painting techniques, refinishing, and damage estimation. Students will apply their knowledge and learn industry skills in a real-world shop environment equipped with the latest technologies and industry tools. Students pursuing the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree will also gain real-world experience through internship opportunities in various shop environments. This is a career and technical education program. Some of the courses may not transfer to four-year institutions.

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Information for this Program

Institution OPE ID: 10879

Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) code for this program: 47.0603

Institution name for this program: Collision Repair Technology

Credential level: certificate

Normal time to complete the program:

1 year for Mechanical Electrical Specialist Certificate

2 years for Structural Repair Specialist Certificate & Damage Analysis Specialist Certificate

 

Occupations for which the program prepares students: Automotive Body and Related Repairers; Painters, Transportation Equipment; Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary

 

Tuition and fee costs:

$3,225 for Damage Analysis Specialist Certificate

$2,838 for Structural Repair Specialist Certificate

$2,451 for Mechanical Electrical Specialist Certificate

$2,322 Nonstructural Repair Specialist Certificate

 

Typical costs for books & supplies:

$750 for Damage Analysis Specialist Certificate

$660 for Structural Repair Specialist Certificate

$570 for Mechanical Electrical Specialist Certificate

$540 Nonstructural Repair Specialist Certificate

 

Typical cost of living expenses (off-campus): $8,550

Additional tuition cost information is available at http://www.richland.edu/tuition

 

Number of students enrolled in this program from July 1 - June 30 of the previous year: 0

Number of students enrolled in this program from July 1 - June 30 of the previous year who completed the program within the normal timeframe: 0

 

Does the state require licensure: State does not have licensure rquirements for this profession

 

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