Auto Collision Repair

Auto Collision Repair

Collision Repair Technology

If you enjoy metalworking, painting and detailing, as well as the satisfaction of restoring vehicles, then you should definitely consider our Collision Refinishing Technology Program

If you enjoy working with your hands and having the ability to step back and see the end result of your effort, then repairing and painting cars may be your niche. Check out what a career in collision repair can do for you.


Collision Repair

Students will take courses in non-structural and structural repair. These courses will provide instruction in:

      Fundamentals of collision repair

      Metal straightening

      Body fillers

      Plastic repair

      Panel replacement


      Uni-body and frame repair

      Squeeze-type resistant spot welding

      Generating auto repair estimates. 


Students will take courses in paint and refinishing. These courses will provide instruction in:

      Surface preparation


      Applying primer

      Full panel paint

      Blending into adjacent panel

      Blending within a panel

      Applying clear coats


Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities for Collision Refinishing graduates include:

  • Collision Repair Technician
  • Paint Technician
  • Automotive Glass Installer
  • Auto Collision Estimator
  • Repair Insurance Provider & more!


Why Choose Collision Repair

Hands-on:  Why should your job be boring and dreadful? You can earn income doing the things you love to do. If you’re someone that likes working with your hands in a high-tech environment and you enjoy being able to step back and see the results of your work, then collision repair may be a good fit for you.

Job Security: As roads and highways become more populated with vehicles, the results are more auto accidents. Unfortunately, the automotive industry is not finding enough trained technicians to properly repair these vehicles. This means job security for you.

Work will never be outsourced: Think about it! Could you imagine a damaged vehicle being loaded on a ship, taken overseas, repaired and shipped back to the customer. It’s not going to happen. We need trained collision and paint technicians right here in the United States, in every state and every city to repair our cars. As a technician, you will never have to worry about your job being outsourced.


Why Choose Butler Community College

ASE Automotive Service Excellence Certified Instructors: All instructors are ASE certified with real work experience.

NATEF National Automotive Technician Education Foundation Certified: Butler is accredited by NATEF, nationally recognized certification in the automotive industry. This stamp will give you the competitive edge when you puruse a job.

I-CAR Affiliation: I-CAR is an organization that helps the collision industry with on-going training. It provides training to technicians already on the job and helps with curriculum support.

Contact Us

Donnie Smith
Associate Professor
Office: BOE 404

Contact our Division

Mel Whiteside
Dean of Career & Technical Education
Office: BOA 5019S

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