Collision Repair

Your future in Collision Repair

Students who have a passion for vehicle restoration and repair are well matched for a career in collision repair. Collision repair specialists take pride in seeing damaged vehicles leave the shop looking as good as new.

Students who successfully complete the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation certified Collision Repair program have the opportunity to take the state of Michigan Mechanics Certification test in Unitized Body Structural Repair.


  • Bodywork and metal finishing
  • Estimating
  • Frame and unibody construction
  • Fiberglass repair
  • Paint mixing
  • Plasma and oxyacetylene cutting
  • Plastic repair
  • Priming and blocking
  • Refinishing basecoat/clearcoat and waterborne
  • Steel and aluminum MIG (metal inert gas) welding

Please Note: This program may not be appropriate for those who have allergies, respiratory illness, or sensitivity to fumes and dust.

Michael Parks, Instructor

Program Curriculum
Collision Repair

Extracurricular activities
National Technical Honor Society

Career options

Automotive Painter/Detailer
Auto Body Technician
Body Customizer
Collision Repair Shop Manager
Collision Repair Instructor
Collision Specialist
Insurance Adjuster
Repair Service Estimator
Small Business Owner

Additional information
More information about Collision Repair occupations can be found by logging on to Xello.

Advanced training and education
Advanced education and training may be obtained from technical schools, community colleges, and universities. The University of Northwestern Ohio (Lima, Ohio) and the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) are examples of quality programs for TEC students to consider.

Currently, TEC's Collision Repair program articulates college credit through Baker College.