Degrees & Pathways

Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology

AAS - Associate in Applied Science program (WT Course ID #: A60130)

Overview

The Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology program is designed to provide the knowledge and skills to complete structural and non-structural damage repairs, and paint and refinish on automotive equipment. Graduates should qualify for entry-level employment in businesses that perform these repairs. Entry and advancement levels depend on the training completed, knowledge and ability levels, work performance, and ethics.  

Courses include:

  • Painting and Refinishing including Special Finishes
  • Non-Structural Damage and Structural Damage Repair
  • Automotive Plastic & Adhesives Identification and Repair
  • Automotive Dealing, Body Shop Operations, and Autobody Estimating
  • Electrical Systems Repair
  • HVAC Systems Operation and Repair

Currently, classes are offered at the Vernon Malone High School.  Daytime classes are for High School students only.  There are two Certificate Programs with evening classes at Vernon Malone High School which are open to anyone interested.

If interested in this growing program, please contact Gerry Egan at [email protected].


Faculty

Gerry Egan, Associate Professor/Instructional Department Head
Office: AHT B103
Phone: 919-866-5254
Email: [email protected]


Diploma program (WT Course ID #: D60130)

This program will provide the student with an all-inclusive understanding and the practical applications of structural damage analysis, repairs, and refinishing techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze, repair, and refinish vehicle’s that received structural damage back to industry standards. Graduates of the program will have been exposed to the skills and knowledge required to obtain an entry level position in the collision repair industry.


Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C60130A)

The Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology program is designed to provide the knowledge and skills to complete structural and non-structural damage repairs, and paint and refinish on automotive equipment. Graduates should qualify for entry-level employment in businesses that perform these repairs. Entry and advancement levels depend on the training completed, knowledge and ability levels, work performance, and ethics.  


Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C60130B)

This certificate provides students with proper procedures and techniques required to repair and refinish vehicles that received light structural damage.  Topics include shop safety, damage analysis, repair techniques, surface preparation, masking, paint application, and other related topics. Students completing the certificate should be able to perform minor structural and nonstructural repairs with an emphasis on refinishing applications.