Collision Repair and Refinish Technician (CVCRR)

Advanced Certificate

This program is being discontinued. Students currently enrolled need to complete it by the end of the Spring/Summer 2023 semester.

This advanced certificate is for the student who would like to focus on a career in the collision repair and refinishing industry. Through the use of select modules and vehicles, students will develop and apply:

  • advanced welding techniques,
  • damage analysis and vehicle measuring,
  • structural and non-structural repair,
  • welded panel replacement and
  • refinishing techniques and texture matching.

This program covers additional topics such as related mechanical and electrical repairs, overall paint jobs, color theory, and the tinting of factory colors to obtain a blended match. Current NATEF, I-Car, and ASE standards are followed.

This is a high demand and high skill program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

Accreditation

Accreditation is through the NATEF

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2018-19 | 2019-20 | 2020-21

2020-2021 Academic Requirements

 

This advanced certificate was developed for the individual who would like to focus on a career in the collision repair and refinishing industry. Through the use of select modules and vehicles, students will develop and apply advanced welding techniques, damage analysis, structural and non-structural repair, panel replacement and refinishing techniques. Additional topics such as related mechanical and electrical repairs, overall paint jobs, color theory, and the tinting of factory colors to obtain a blendable match will be covered. Current NATEF, I-Car and ASE standards are followed and satisfactory completion of this certificate prepares students for possible entry level employment in today's competitive and fast paced collision repair industry.

 
Division
Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Department
Transportation Technologies
Advisors
Julie N. (Niki) Lee
Timothy M. VanSchoick
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Major/Area Requirements
Class   Title Minimum Credits
CRT 202   Refinish Technician I 4
CRT 203   Collision Technician I 4
CRT 222   Refinish Technician II 4
CRT 223   Collision Technician II 4
Total 16
Total Credits Required
16