If you enjoy metalworking, painting and detailing, and the satisfaction of restoring vehicles, you should consider our Collision Refinishing Technology program.

The Collision Refinishing Technology program at WyoTech is aligned with the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR). Upon successful completion of the program, you'll be eligible for I-CAR ProLevel testing through I-CAR's Professional Development Program.

You'll take two courses in collision repair and two courses in refinishing as part of your core training program.

The collision repair courses will provide instruction in the fundamentals of repairing vehicles damaged in a collision. Special attention will be given to steel and aluminum panel repair, replacement and alignment, glass replacement and alignment, and MIG welding steel and aluminum. You'll also learn about squeeze-type resistance spot welding, structural measuring, structural straightening, heating and cooling systems, air conditioning, electrical circuits, restraint systems, suspension systems, antilock brakes and traction control systems.

The refinishing courses will provide you with instruction in surface preparation and masking, spray gun operation, detailing, paint mixing, paint application, spot repair and blending techniques. In addition, you'll learn about corrosion protection, refinishing equipment, worker protection, hazardous materials, damage analysis and estimating, plastic welding and repair and refinishing.

Required Core Courses

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How long does it take to complete our Collision Refinishing Technology Program?

  • 6 - Month Core Program
  • 3 - Month Specialty Program
  • 9 - Month Diploma or Degree

Collision Refinishing Technology Career Opportunities*

Career opportunities for Collision/Refinishing Technology graduates include:*


*Employment is not guaranteed, but career services help is available for students and graduates.

** Source: O*Net Online Sample of Reported Job Titles & Job Zone: Automotive Body and Related Repairers; https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-3021.00. Industry job titles are provided as a sample, and may require additional training, licensure, or certification. Individual levels or responsibility and specific job titles vary by employer need and industry demand.

*Compiled from: O*Net Online Skills, Abilities, Work Activities, Work Styles: Automotive Body and Related Repairers; https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-3021.00.

Campuses That Offer collision refinishing technology*

Specialty Programs In The collision refinishing technology Core**

Click below to learn more about what out collision refinishing technology students can specialize in:

* Not all programs and specialties offered at all locations

** At least one core program must be completed along with the student's choice of specialty concentration program in order to satisfy curriculum requirements. Not all programs and specialties offered at all locations.

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