Your Future Begins Here.

Automotive Collision Repair

Students in this program learn all aspects of the auto collision repair business. This consists of the repair and/or replacement of vehicle body parts, frame straightening and alignment, complete and touch up spray painting, and glass replacement. Trainees are also taught processes in the use of fiberglass, plastic, sheet metal, and estimating.

There is a wide variety in body repair work, with each damaged vehicle presenting a different problem. Therefore, in addition to having a broad knowledge of automobile construction and repair techniques, auto body technicians must learn to develop the appropriate method for each job.

Employment opportunities in this field are excellent. Most graduates are employed in shops specializing in repairs and painting or in service departments of automobile and truck dealerships. The program is (ASE) Automotive Service Excellence certified through the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF).

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Available Certifications

  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification
  • General Industry OSHA 10-hour card

Articulation Agreements

Universal Technical Institute, New England Institute of Technology

Would you like to learn more?

Tours of Tri-County are available to the public every Tuesday morning that school is in session at 9:00 a.m. Please call 508-528-5400 to schedule a tour or to speak with a member of the Admissions Team.

Your Future Begins Here.

Career Pathways

Skills and Competencies: Tri-County Training

  • Frame Inspection and Repair
  • Repairing and Adjusting Outer Panels
  • Metal Welding and Cutting
  • Repairing Mechanical and Electrical Components
  • Preparation and Body Painting

Tri-County Diploma or On-The-Job Training

  • Collision Repair
  • Technical Painting and Refinishing Technician
  • Glass Installation Technician
  • Automotive Reconditioner
  • Automotive Detailer
  • Automotive Recycler
  • Body Shop Owner
  • Insurance Appraiser / Estimator
  • Service Manager
  • Manufacturer Representative

Two-Year or Four-Year College Majors

  • Collision & Refinishing Technology
  • Auto Body Technology
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering