Auto Collision Repair2019-04-11T17:27:05+00:00

Auto Collision Repair

  • Auto Collision Repair slideshow -- student buffing
  • Teacher and student inspecting auto body work
  • Auto Collision Repair slideshow -- student buffing
  • Auto Collision Repair slideshow -- student sanding a body panel

The skills of a mechanic and the touch of an artist come together in our Automotive Collision Repair program.

Students will learn the use of hand and power tools to perform metal working and dent repair, welding, replacing parts, door and window repair, insurance claim procedures and estimating.

The program also covers aluminum and plastic repair and laser frame measuring and straightening. Refinishing skills will be developed using the newest High Volume Low Pressure spray technology and water-borne paints in a heated downdraft spray booth.

SATC’s Auto Collision Repair Program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) — a division of the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) – and all instructors are Master ASE Certified.

You Will Learn

  • Analyze automotive structural damage & repair requirements

  • Analyze non-structural automotive damage & repair requirements

  • Diagnose & repair collision damaged mechanical & electrical components

  • Demonstrate automobile painting & refinishing skills

  • Demonstrate safe work habits & procedures within an Auto Collision Repair facility

Careers

  • Automotive Body & Paint Shops

  • Automotive Dealers

  • Paint & Supply Stores

  • Collision Repair Shops

  • Manufacturing Companies

Faculty

Photo of Richard Fairchild

Richard Fairchild earned his certification in Auto Body Repair from Salina Tech, and spent 29 years working in the field before returning to Salina Tech in 2003 to teach in the Auto Collision Repair department.

He also earned his Associate of Applied Science degree in Auto Collision Repair from Salina Tech. He is an ASE Certified Collision Repair Technician.

Richard.Fairchild@SalinaTech.edu | 785-309-3171

Photo of Brian Hitchens

Brian Hitchens graduated from Salina Tech’s Auto Collision Repair program in 2007 and returned as an instructor in 2016.

He has worked at the Conklin Cars dealership in Salina, doing painting and body work for the past 10 years, and sees teaching at Salina Tech as a career advancement.

“This place gave me my start, gave me the skills I needed, and now I want to help others get the skills to land good careers,” he said.

He is working on his Associate of Applied Science degree .

Brian.Hitchens@SalinaTech.edu | 785-309-3115

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