Collision Repair Technology

Collision Repair Technology

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Program Duration

1 year (Two Semesters)

Program Type

Technical Certificate

Median North Arkansas Salary

Career and Wage Information

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Why Choose This Program

Northark has an autobody shop and paint booth that students use in the program.


About The Program

The program is based on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) curriculum developed by the National Automotive Technical Education Foundation (NATEF). Students learn to use hand and power tools to prepare and finish paint-damaged surfaces, repair and replace metal, glass and electrical components, straighten and repair damaged frames, use modern collision estimating and parts look up software and perform basic electrical/electronic troubleshooting and repair of the complex systems in today’s automobiles.

Paying for College

Northark is affordable! We offer nearly $500,000 annually through institutional and foundation scholarships in addition to federal and state aid. See our scholarships and other financial aid programs.

Transfer or Stackable Options

The certificate can be used as one of the technical disciplines required for the Associate of Applied Science in General Technology.

Faculty Contact

Steven Block
Collision Repair Technology Instructor

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and use basic safety in the auto collision industry.
  • Identify and properly use automotive collision repair materials, tools, and power equipment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret frame and dimension measurements.
  • Demonstrate automotive non-structural repair, structural repair, refinishing techniques, and estimating techniques.
  • Successfully complete I-CAR Curriculum for ProLevel-I credentials.