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Auto Collision Repair and Refinish Technician

Preview Program

Auto Collision Repair & Refinish Technician students learning to use face shields and respirators.

Are you wondering about a career in Auto Collision and Refinishing? In this program you'll gain hands on experience repairing customer vehicles, working with the latest repair and refinishing equipment, learning to interpret information on a damage report, properly remove and replace hoods, deck lids, and latches, using body fillers and specialty fillers, performing outer panel, quarter panel and roof panel replacements and so much more!  

First semester students undergo a lung function screening by a medical practitioner. 3M representatives conduct a fit test to ensure proper fit and usage of respirators. Shop and personal safety of WITC students is a top concern of Auto Collision and Refinishing faculty. 

Schedule time to preview the program and spend time with the Auto Collision Repair and Refinishing instructor and students. This is a great opportunity for you to get your questions answered on topics such as program curriculum, equipment, costs and employment prospects after graduation. Local shops and technicians are willing to talk to potential students about the work environment, tools they use, and expectations for the future.

Visit our Auto Collision Repair and Refinishing Resource Links Web page for links to auto body Web sites and magazines. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010-2011 Occupational Outlook Handbook, prospects for jobs are excellent for people with formal training in automotive body repair and refinishing.

Contact the Admissions Advisor at the Rice Lake campus to schedule your program shadow today.