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Auto Collision & Paint Repair Technology

Auto Collision & Paint Repair Technology

Real Auto Collision Repair Experience, Real Life.

That’s what you can expect when enrolling in the Auto Collision and Paint Repair Technology program here at Iowa Lakes. Auto Collision is an ever-growing and changing industry. New types of metals, the latest plastic materials and high-quality finishes on today's late model automobiles have opened up new horizons for highly trained auto collision repair technicians and refinishers.

In just one year, you’ll earn your diploma and be ready to work as an entry-level technician. If you dream of running your own shop or you simply want to have more career options available, enroll in the two-year program to earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. In the second year, you’ll learn necessary business skills in courses such as accounting, business management and communications.

Acquire training in: 

  • Welding
  • Unibody repair
  • Plastic repair
  • Panel bonding
  • Glass replacement
  • Vehicle detailing

Auto Collision & Paint Repair Technology Program Outcomes

  1. Apply damage analysis for writing repair plans.
  2. Apply damage analysis for writing estimates.
  3. Perform nonstructural vehicle repairs to entry level industry standards.
  4. Perform structural vehicle repairs to entry level industry standards.
  5. Perform refinish preparations and refinishing application to entry level technician standards.
  6. Communicate with customers and industry personnel.
  7. Demonstrate safe work habits and procedures in a collision repair facility.

Auto Collision & Paint Repair Technology Diploma Program Outcomes

  1. Use damage analysis for estimating repair and writing repair plans.
  2. Perform nonstructural vehicle repairs to entry level industry standards.
  3. Perform structural repairs vehicle repairs to entry level industry standards.
  4. Perform refinish preparations and refinishing application to entry level technician standards.
  5. Communicate with customers and industry personnel.
  6. Demonstrate safe work habits and procedures in a collision repair facility.

Student in the Auto Collision & Paint Repair Technology program at Iowa Lakes

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