Auto Body Technology
The Auto Body Technology Certificate provides training in the field of automotive collision repair and refinishing. The program offers a comprehensive combination of automotive collision theory integrated with hands-on instruction to repair automobiles. Upon completion of this program, students will:
- Identify and employ tools and equipment used in the Collision Repair field;
- Choose the correct materials to be used in the repair of modern vehicles;
- Demonstrate a sense of responsibility by wearing proper work attire, attending class and completing assignments on time;
- Understand proper use and application of refinishing materials;
- Join/weld panel components to industry standards;
- Diagnose and measure structural damage using tram and self-centering gauges according to industry specifications;
- Attach body anchoring devices; remove or reposition components as necessary;
- Remove creases and dents using power tools and hand tools to restore damaged areas to proper contours and dimensions;;
- Determine the extent of damage to structural steel body panels; repair or replace; and
- Remove and replace damaged sections of structural steel body panels in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications/procedures.
- I-Car Certifications
- There are lab fees associated with the courses in this program. They are listed in the semester schedule.
- Students will be required to purchase approximately $1200- $1500 in tools throughout the course of the program.
Opportunities After Graduation:
The range of job opportunities and skill needs is diverse, including:
- Collision repair technicians
- Automotive refinish technicians
- Shop service writers
- Collision repair sales
- Collision estimators
- Automotive glass installers
For general information, contact the Admissions office: (406) 756-3847.
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Last modified: January 24, 2014