Auto Collision Repair and Refinish Technician is a one-year program at Madison College designed to provide students with skills necessary to enter the metal finishing and automotive refinishing/painting areas of the auto body and light truck trade. Students may also choose to go on to receive MATC's Auto Collision Repair & Refinishing Technician two-year technical diploma.
As a student in the Auto Collision Repair and Refinish Technician Program, you will:
- Learn the basic theories and principles used in the collision repair industry.
- Work with various materials and systems on late-model vehicles and the proper collision repair considerations for each.
- Exercise methods for diagnosing and resolving common collision repair issues.
- Work to develop hands-on job skills such as metal inert gas (MIG) welding, panel replacement, metal forming, sheet metal alignment and finishing, and automotive refinishing/painting.
Auto Collision Repair and Refinish Technician program offerings begin in the fall semester of each academic year.
Students in the Auto Collision Repair and Refinish program must attend full time.
Auto Collision Repair and Refinish Technician Program classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
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