Auto Collision Repair
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
Automotive Body & Paint Shops
Paint & Supply Stores
Collision Repair Shops
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 to teach in the Auto Collision Repair program.
Mr. Fairchild also earned his Associate of Applied Science degree in Auto Collision Repair from Salina Tech. He is an A.S.E. Certified Collision Repair Technician.
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Brian Hitchens attended the Automotive Collision Repair program at Salina Tech earning his certification in 2007. After graduation, he went to work for Conklin Cars. He has 10 years of experience in the field and in 2016 he returned to Salina Tech to teach in the Automotive Collision Repair program, where he 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.
Mr. Hitchens has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Collision Repair from Salina Tech and is currently working on his A.S.E. Certifications.
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This is a scholarship opportunity for women in the auto collision repair program.
The “WIN” membership is free for students.
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