Salary Range Potential:
Community College or Technical Degree
Mechanical Application, Mathematics, Physics, Attention to Detail
Types of Employers:
Construction, Manufacturing, Energy
There are more than 260 million vehicles of all sizes on the road today in America alone.
Many of those will be involved in collisions, and that translates into a demand for trained professionals in Collision Repair Technology.
If you’re good at working with your hands and not afraid of technical challenges, this could be the career path for you. Collision Repair Technicians work wonders on damaged vehicles, both commercial and industrial, making them look and drive like new. Because of the complexity of today’s vehicles, a high level of skill is required in modern paint and body shops. Technicians use a wide variety of tools to perform repairs, including computers and high-tech equipment.
Collision Repair Technician- $55,0000%
Cashier - $20,8800%
Waitress/Waiter - $20,7700%
Fast Food Workers - $20,7700%
Security Guard - $26,1700%
Private Sector - $41,6000%
Collision Repair Technology is an instructional program designed to prepare students for entry level into the Collision Repair and Refinishing trade. Upon completion of this program, the students will be prepared for beginning positions as body, frame, and refinish technicians. Students will be provided theory and practical repair and refinish work beginning with basic applications and progressing on to heavy collision repairs requiring major body and frame alignment and panel replacement. The instruction includes all phases necessary to teach collision repair including glass replacement, welding, hardware and trim items replacement, cosmetic repairs, and structural repairs.
Pre-requisites required:Submit an application for enrollment to the Office of Admissions and Records at Hinds Community College. Request that an official high school transcript or GED scores and ACT scores be sent to the Office of Admissions and Records if you are a high school graduate. Take the ACCUPLACER placement test to assess developmental needs
Length of Program:Career Certificate | Technical Certificate | Associate of Applied Science
Summary of Program Requirements:Submit an application for enrollment to the Office of Admissions and Records at Hinds Community College. Request that an official high school transcript or GED scores and ACT scores be sent to the Office of Admissions and Records if you are a high school graduate. Take the ACCUPLACER placement test to assess developmental needs
Skills NeededCommunication | Detail Oriented | Dexterity | Mechanical | Problem Solving | Physical Strength
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