Program Details

Program specifics about earning a Collision and Refinishing Technician Certificate at Northland.

Auto Body Technicians replace or repair damaged portions of automobile bodies and frames using the latest tools and technology. They straighten bent frames, repair dents, replace body panels, weld rust, repair panels, and remove and replace glass. Format training in Auto Body Collision Technology is highly desirable because advances in technology in recent years have greatly changed the structure, components, and even materials used in automobiles. This program is designed for entry-level education in the Auto Body Collision Repair industry. Students will also sand, mask repair areas, and spray the latest automotive refinishing materials in a state-of-the-art down-draft bake booth.

Program Accreditation

Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Program Learner Outcomes

1. Student will demonstrate professionalism including punctuality, attitudes, and workmanship expected in the Auto Body Collision industry.
2. Student will exhibit safety practices and procedures at all times.
3. Student will apply theory of metal straightening to a variety of shop projects.
4. Student will safely and properly operate MIG welding equipment.
5. Student will apply theory of automotive refinishing processes to shop projects according to industry standards.
6. Student will properly and safely operate and troubleshoot diagnostic equipment.
7. Student will perform vehicle structural component repair to industry standards.

Additional Program Resources

  • 2014-15 Collision & Refinishing Technician — Certificate