Auto Collision and Refinishing Technologyadmin2022-07-13T14:04:10-06:00
Auto Collision and Refinishing Technology
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.
Brian Hitchens earned his certification and Associate of Applied Science degree in Auto Collision Repair from Salina Tech.
Mr. Hitchens went to work for Conklin Cars and obtaining his certification. 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 is currently working on his A.S.E. Certifications.
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