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.




  • Body work 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.


Program Curriculum

Collision Repair 


Extracurricular activities



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 Career Cruising. See your counselor to obtain a user name and password.


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.