Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology

The Autobody Repair curriculum provides training in the use of equipment and materials of the autobody repair trade. The student studies the construction of the automobile body and techniques of auto body repairing, rebuilding, and refinishing.

The course work includes autobody fundamentals, industry overview, and safety. Students will perform hands on repairs in the areas of non-structural and structural repairs, MIG welding, plastics and adhesives, refinishing, and other related areas.

Graduates of the curriculum should qualify for entry-level employment opportunities in the automotive body and refinishing industry.  Graduates may find employment with franchised independent garages, or they may become self-employed.


Associate Degree:

Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology (with I-CAR certifications) - A60130

Education Plan

Students will be trained in non-structural cosmetic repairs (plastics, composites, steel and aluminum) and will receive factory training on multiple welding techniques, as well as steel and aluminum structural repair. Students will also be trained in refinish procedures, estimating and repair planning, body shop operations, lean process, and advanced automotive computer technologies.


Paul Gage
Program Coordinator
Office: 910-486-3995

Pendy Evans
Senior Secretary
Office: 910-486-3990



Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology - D60130


Basic Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology - C60130C1


David Dominie
Program Coordinator

Michael Midyette


Gainful Employment

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