The Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology curriculum prepares individuals to become qualified technicians who possess the diverse skills required to perform quality repairs and proper refinishing techniques on automobile bodies and to diagnose and repair mechanical and electrical systems.
Coursework includes classroom and laboratory experiences that integrate technical application with academic theory. Emphasis is placed on autobody fundamentals, painting and refinishing, structural and non-structural damage repair, mechanical and electrical component repair or replacement, and common industry practices.
Graduates should be qualified to take National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification examinations and also for entry-level employment in automotive dealerships, independent repair shops, or through self-employment, as collision repair and refinishing technicians.
The Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology program is housed in the college's newest structure, a 7,000-square-foot facility that opened in fall 2013. The space features state-of-the-art equipment including a larger frame rack, a computerized measuring system, vehicle lifts, a dustless sanding system, and a compartmentalized sandblaster. Four vehicle bays and a classroom provide ample space for students to learn the art of vehicle body repair.
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Chair, Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology
Edgecombe Community College
2009 W. Wilson St.
Tarboro, NC 27886
(252) 823-5166, ext. 228