Collision Repair Technology

Automotive body technicians can repair most damage from everyday vehicle collisions and make vehicles look and drive like new. Damage may be minor, such as replacing a cracked windshield, or major, such as replacing an entire door panel. Repair technicians use many tools for their work including pneumatic tools, metal-cutting guns, and plasma cutters. For major structural repairs, such as aligning the body, they often use frame machine and computerized measuring system. For some work, they use common hand tools, such as metal files, pliers, wrenches, hammers, and screwdrivers.

This program can be completed in two years (1080 clock hours).

Class starts in August each year.

First year:  Monday-Friday 7:15 AM-10:15 AM

Second year:  Monday-Friday 11:15 AM-2:15 PM

Required Courses:

  • Fundamentals of Collision Repair Technology

  • Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

  • Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

  • Surface Preparation and Refinishing

Elective Courses:

  • Detailing and Interior Parts

  • Mechanical and Electrical Components

  • Refinishing Techniques

  • Custom Finishing Processes

Certifications:

  • NATEF

  • ASE

  • OSHA 10 General Industry (Automotive)

  • WV Motor Vehicle State Inspector

  • NOCTI

Sample Job Titles

Auto Body Technician, Auto Body Repairman, Auto Body Repair Technician, Auto Body Repairer, Refinish Technician, Automotive Painter, Non-Structural Technician

Contact Us

Call (304) 256-4615​

Fax:  304-256-4674

Email:  info@wvact.net

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