Collision Repair student spraypainting a car.

Collision Repair Technology

Inforgraph on Collision Repair: 2015 starting pay $19,339 per year; 2015 median pay $39,097 per year; 2015 employment in KY 874.

What is Collision Repair Technology? 

This artistic program provides intensive instruction in the refinishing and restoration of automotive vehicle bodies, interiors, and frames. Students master skills in taking a damaged or aged automobile – often one of life’s most expensive investments and recreate it into a beautiful piece of art that is as safe to drive as it is appealing to the eye. You learn about materials used in colors and chemicals of paints, welding and cutting, filler compounds, design and installation of trim, cost estimating, and preparation for finish work. Students gain exposure to the latest technology and applications needed for collision repair, including use of such materials as fiberglass, plastic, aluminum welding, and water-based materials. 

What are my career choices?

Persons trained in collision repair are employed in new and used car dealerships, independent and franchised repair facilities, and by operating their own business. 

Accreditation

The Collision Repair Technology program at Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), and students have the opportunity to take tests leading to certification by ASE, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

  • General Occupational/Technical Studies (68 credit hours)

Diploma

Certificates

For course description, see the Program Brochure.
For course sequence, see the course sequence example.
For specific course requirements, see the KCTCS Course Catalog.
For program cost, see the estimate worksheet.
For Gainful Employment, see Gainful Employment Disclosure Information.

Admission Requirements

This program has no special admission requirements.

Length of Program

You can earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

For more information

  • Jon Hunt, Associate Professor - (270) 901-1028

 This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.