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COLLISION REPAIR & REFINISH

Learning to Earning in 20 weeks

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COLLISION REPAIR & REFINISH

20-WEEK COLLISION REPAIR & REFINISH PROGRAM

Program Overview

Learn focused hands-on efficiency training in a high-demand career field.

The 20-week accelerated program is designed to teach the next generation of technicians to be as efficient as the vehicles they’ll maintain and repair.

See our list of program topics below.

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Our program is HANDS-ON. You will learn theory using our Interactive Game-Style Learning System.

No textbooks. No boring lectures.

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Blueprint Tear Down/Technical Writing

  • Complete disassembly of vehicle damage
  • Accurate mapping (marking) of all vehicle damage
  • Complete photos of all marked damage (repair & replace)
  • Accurate communications with estimator (technical writer)
  • Estimate review
  • Parts cart loading process

Paint Prep & Finishing

  • Efficient masking process
  • Thorough panel prep including cleaning and sanding
  • Priming, guide coating and block sanding
  • Finish sanding clear coat (wet / dry methods)
  • Machine compounding, finish polishing and final detailing

Color Matching Success

  • Color theory and understanding the color wheel
  • Train skill in accurately discerning color differences
  • Repeatable step by step color creation process
  • Tri-Coats, Metallics and Pearls
  • Successful color blending

Fast Lane & Plastic Welding

  • Minor disassembly and Small dent repair
  • Bumper removal and plastic welding
  • Masking, priming and paint prep
  • Color mixing and spot painting

Airbag Diagnosis & Repair

  • Airbag systems operation and functionality
  • Airbag system safety and handling
  • System diagnosis and scan tool use
  • System components and replacement

Welding – Steel, Aluminum, Bronze

  • Weld types and required welder types
  • Cutting and prepping panels
  • Bronze mig welding
  • Steel mig welding and sleeving
  • Aluminum mig welding

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Or call us today at 216-930-1234 to learn more about our programs for new students.

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