Collision Repair Technology

Program Manager:

Timothy Pierce


(208) 732-6336


Focus Area Advisor:

Edith Hurley


(208) 732-6228


Program Overview:

The Collision Repair Technology Program is designed to provide the technical and professional competence required for entry-level technicians. The program involves classroom and lab experience on CSI vehicles and working at a new vehicle dealership or independent auto body shop.

Gainful Employment:

Gainful Employment data for this program may be found on the department web page:

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Auto Collision Repair program, a student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge/skill in general welding safety, GMA (MIG) welding, oxyacetylene welding/cutting/heating, and plasma arc cutting.
  2. Identify basic circuitry, wiring schematics, diagnosis and servicing of electrical/electronic components and active/passive restraint systems.
  3. Perform basic shop routines, locate service repair manuals, tools, Identify vehicle construction, parts terminology, repair documentation & general shop safety.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge/skill in identifying, repairing/replacing/adjustment of auto body panels and components.
  5. Apply skills in metal bumping, straightening, metal finishing, metal shrinking, using heat as a corrective force, application and shaping of body fillers & application of pre-coats, primers, etc.
  6. Identifying and repair different types of plastics and popular composite auto body components using plastic welding and/or adhesive repair materials.
  7. Apply knowledge and skills to repair and complete projects from start to end including estimating repair costs, ordering parts and materials, repairing and refinishing the project and delivering to the owner.
  8. Perform basic repairs, sanding, masking, metal treatment, priming, basecoat/clear coat application, color matching, color blending, equipment maintenance and safe handling/application of refinishing materials.

Program Requirements for Admission:

Program Application Required

Take CSI Placement Exam.

Take Exam scores to program adviser for interpretation, personal interview and program acceptance.

Pay first semester’s tuition and fees to secure a slot.

Career Information:

Automotive Body and Related Repairers; Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers; Automotive Painters

*Talk to an advisor for additional career choices