Auto Collision Repair

Credentials You Can Earn

In as little as a year and a half, you can lay the foundation for a career in the Auto Collision Industry.

 

Highly qualified instruction with real-world experience provide focused training for students with opportunities for diagnosing and problem-solving in a variety of situations.

 

The program emphasizes specialized hands-on training in:

  • Sanding, priming, and painting
  • Windshield replacement
  • Estimating
  • Frame analysis and straightening techniques
  • Panel replacement
  • Tri-coats, buffing, and much more

Diploma

Auto Collision Repair Diploma

The Auto Collision Repair diploma program prepares students for careers in the automotive collision repair profession.  Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement.  The program emphasizes either major automotive collision repair or automotive refinishing depending on the specialization the student chooses to complete. Program graduates receive an Auto Collision Repair diploma which qualifies them as major collision repair technicians or refinishing technicians.


Certificates

Automotive Collision Repair Assistant 1

The Automotive Collision Repair Assistant 1 certificate program prepares students for employment as assistants to lead and master technicians in an automotive collision repair shop.  Topics include work safety, hand and power tools, basic component replacement, automotive welding techniques, and mechanical and electrical systems.

 

Automotive Refinishing Assistant 1

The Automotive Refinishing Assistant 1 certificate program prepares students for employment as assistants to lead and master technicians in an automotive collision repair shop. Topics covered include work safety, hand and power tools, basic component repair and replacement, and trim accessories and glass replacements.


The Auto Collision Repair program may accept Life Work projects on a very limited basis.  Please consult with the instructor on a particular project that may be appropriate for Live Work.

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Career Opportunities

Individuals who graduate from NGTC’s Automotive Collision Repair program can hit the shop floor running if they choose to become:

  • Automotive Collision Repair Assistants
  • Automotive Refinishing Assistants

Graduates of the Auto Collision Repair Technology program may work in a variety of fields including:

  • New/Used Car Dealerships
  • Auto Repair Centers

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Meet the Faculty

 

 

Neil Youngblood

Neil Youngblood joined the NGTC faculty in 2016 with more than 17 years of occupational experience.  He holds a diploma in Auto Collision Repair from Lanier Technical College and is a certified Master Collision Repair Technician from the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence. Contact: nyoungblood@northgatech.edu.


David Rice

David Rice joined the NGTC faculty in 2008 with more than 20 years of occupational experience.  He holds a diploma in Auto Collision Repair from North Georgia Technical College and is a certified Master Collision Repair Technician from the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence. Contact:  drice@northgatech.edu.


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