AUTOMOTIVE COLLISION REPAIR & REFINISHING

PROGRAM PLACEMENT RATE: 100%

ANNUAL AVERAGE SALARY: $46,850

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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.

Courses like:

  • 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.

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