Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing Program Overview

  • The Automotive Collision Repair and Finishing Program provides students with excellent opportunities to explore and experience numerous aspects of the Auto Body trade. These include developing entry-level skills in surface preparation and minor dent repair. Students are also exposed to more complex operations in refinishing, frame straightening and welding. Students are monitored and closely supervised by highly qualified instructors that work to maximize their potential. Today's technology is replicated in two modern preparation stations, as well as a state-of-the-art downdraft spray booth and a straightening machine.

Diman Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing Program

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Auto Collision Skills & Careers

  • Students graduating from Diman have a variety of job options open to them. Below is a partial list of jobs Diman grads from this program are qualified for, depending on their level of education.

    Diman Diploma 2 Year College 4 Year College
    • Apprentice collision repair worker
    • Auto glass installer
    • Auto restoration worker
    • Industrial painter
    • Detailing shop worker
    • Sales representative for paint or supply company
    • Advance collision repair worker
    • Insurance appraiser
    • Insurance adjuster
    • Auto and truck dealership
    • Collision repair shop owner
    • Insurance appraiser
    • Insurance adjuster
    • Auto/truck dealership management
    • Vocational technical instructor

    Skills & Skill Areas

    • Safety Practice for Surface Preparation
    • Surface Preparation
    • Sanding Methods: Wet, Dry, and Power
    • Masking
    • Safety Practices for Spraying, Handling/and Disposal of Sprayable Material
    • Spraying Techniques
    • Priming
    • Spray Painting
    • Spray Gun Maintenance
    • Repair Minor Damage
    • Repair Rusted Out Panel
    • Fiberglass Repair
    • Welding Safety
    • Welding Operation
    • Oxygen/Acetylene Welding (o/A)
    • MIG Welding
    • Plastic Welding
    • Glass Operation
    • Major Panel Adjustments
    • Repair Major Damage
    • Frame Repair
    • Estimating
    • Electrical and Electronic Systems Repair

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