Collision & Refinishing Technology - WyoTech

Collision & Refinishing Technology

Learn to
weld like a warrior
– and –
paint like a pro

In just 6 months!

Become an alternative artist using a canvas made of metal.

Blend your passion for precision and hard work with the industry-specific training you need to start a career—backed by a degree from one the most well-respected schools in the industry.

Get hours of hands-on training with 60% of your time spent in the shop!

Welding & Cutting

Master the art of welding and cutting from the industry’s most-renowned instructors.

Collision & Damage Repair

Repair vehicles from damaged to final finish using industry standard techniques and tools.

Painting & Refinishing

From masking to primer, and from prep to paint, take your finish skills to the next level.

Spend 6 months in four courses,
then choose your specialty

Week
1-6

Collision I

You’ll start by learning professional workplace behavior and safe, proper use of the tools of the trade. Next, you’ll slide into the fundamentals of vehicle construction, metal body panel repair and straightening, using all the latest techniques in welding, cutting, body filling and abrasive sanding.

  • Proper body tool usage
  • MIG welding steel and aluminum
  • Filling and sanding
  • Removing and replacing bolted parts

Week
7-12

Collision II

You’ll learn about air conditioning, anti-lock brakes and traction control systems, electrical circuits, heating and cooling systems, restraint systems, suspension systems, squeeze-type resistance spot welding, and structural measuring and straightening.

  • Advanced welding
  • Structural straightening
  • Brakes and traction control
  • Electrical and cooling systems

Week
13-19

Refinishing I

Kick off with a basic instruction in surface preparation and masking, then move on to detailing, paint mixing and application, spray gun operation, and spot repair and blending techniques.

  • Surface prep and masking
  • Detailing
  • Spray gun operation
  • Paint mixing and spraying

Week
20-26

Refinishing II

In the last phase of the Core program, you’ll learn about corrosion protection, damage analysis and estimating, hazardous materials, plastic welding/repair/refinishing, refinishing equipment, and worker protection.

  • Corrosion protection
  • Damage analysis
  • Plastic welding and repair
  • Worker protection
  • Color matching and blending

Week
27-39

Specialty Program

Most Collision & Refinishing students choose Street Rod, Trim & Upholstery, Chassis Fabrication, or Applied Service Management, all of which are designed to complement the skills you’ve learned and help you stand out to employers.

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Industry Certifications Available

  • I-CAR Platinum Individual
  • I-CAR Welding Certification
  • ASE Student Certification
  • Painters Certification
  • SATA Paint Gun Operation
  • EPA 6H Painter Certification
  • 609 EPA Certification
  • I-CAR Pro-Level Certifications

Collision & Refinishing Partners

Not only do we stock our shops with Snap-On tools for you to use in class, they’re also available for you to purchase at an exclusive WyoTech student discount.
We align with their mission to provide every person in the collision repair industry with the info, knowledge and skills to perform complete, safe, and quality repairs.
Our trusted supplier for paint and commercial coatings from the very beginning.

You’ll be eligible for ASE Certification testing, which tells employers right away you’re a great fit for the job.
The finest in German engineering means the highest-quality tools, paint, and protective gear for our shops.

The Collision & Refinishing Job Market is HOT!

Past WyoTech Collision & Repair students have gained employment in almost every transportation industry. From aviation to boating, heavy equipment to light-duty cars/trucks, the skills you’ll gain in this program are needed nearly everywhere on Earth. Although job placement isn’t guaranteed, our career services team works hard with our employer partners to place as many students as possible.


U.S. Median Wage
(2017)

$41,970

U.S. Job openings
(2016-2026)

17,000+

U.S. Job Growth
(2016-2026)

5%-9%


Source: O*Net Online Sample of Reported Job Titles & Job Zone
https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-3021.00

WyoTech Core Program Start Dates

Jan. 2, 2019

April 1, 2019

July 1, 2019

Sept. 30, 2019

GET STARTED

  1. Choose your Core program.
  2. Submit a request for info.
  3. Hear back from your local Admissions Representative within 24 hours.
  4. Apply for the next start date.

 

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