AUTOMOTIVE COLLISION REPAIR & REFINISHING
Graduate from Dunwoody’s Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing associate’s degree program with the skills necessary for a successful career in collision repair. In two years, you will be qualified to work at any number of leading auto body shops and dealerships.
PROGRAM PLACEMENT RATE: 100%
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Experience Collision Repair at Dunwoody
While at Dunwoody College, you will receive classroom and hands-on training in all aspects of vehicle collision repair and refinishing. Learn how to straighten and replace damaged body panels, complete custom paint jobs, and perform mechanical and electrical repairs—all in Dunwoody’s collision repair shop, which includes a state-of-the-art paint booth.
- Panel Replacement
- Auto Body Welding
- Plastic Repairs
- Automotive Refinishing & Detailing
- Damage Analysis & Estimating
- Structural Analysis, Measuring & Repair
- Custom Painting
… are revised frequently, ensuring you are up-to-date with the latest models and newest technologies.
The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), the branch of ASE which certifies and accredits automotive education programs, has accredited the College in all areas of collision repair and refinishing.
Additional benefits of Dunwoody’s Collision Repair & Refinishing program include:
- A summer internship at an approved collision repair facility.
- Preparation to take equivalency tests for I-CAR credits and pass ASE certification tests.
- Training from ASE-certified Master Instructors, which means you will learn from professionals who have worked directly in—and have been certified by—the automotive industry.
- Extensive use of I-CAR training materials and the NATEF Collision Repair Task List, providing you with the necessary information, education and skills to safely repair and refinish vehicles.
- Access to a state-of-the-art paint booth, where you can learn how to properly apply waterborne-based paint to a newly repaired vehicle as well as a shop area for repairing and refinishing plastic and metal parts and surfaces.
- Training on industry-standard equipment from hand tools and general lab/shop equipment such as welders, sanders and vacuum systems to specialty tools and equipment used in body repair and refinishing such as a frame straightening system, paint mixers and spray guns.
Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree. The program takes two years (four semesters and two summer sessions) to complete. Classes within this program are offered during the day. You can also go on to earn a bachelor’s completion degree in Applied Management.
COMMON JOB TITLES
Possible job titles upon graduation include:
Companies that hire our graduates include:
-Morrie’s Automotive Group
-Heppner’s Auto Body
-LaMettry’s Auto Body
For additional information on automotive career paths and current job openings, visit http://carcareers.org/.