Automotive Collision Repair

Automotive 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
  •       Welding
  •       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
  •       Masking
  •       Applying primer
  •       Full panel paint
  •       Blending into adjacent panel
  •       Blending within a panel
  •       Applying clear coats
  •       Detailing

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.

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
Department Chair, Professor
Office: BOE 404

Shannon Covert
Associate Dean, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Office: BOE 15142

Tiffani Price
Associate Dean, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Office: BOE 15129

Mel Whiteside
Dean, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Office: BOA 5109S


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