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Auto Collision Repair/Refinish Career Academy

If you're looking for a rewarding career in the auto industry, SWCC's auto collision repair/refinish career academy program is an excellent place to get started. The program is held on the SWCC Creston campus. Students are trained in areas of panel straightening, refinishing, structural and non-structural repair, plastics repair, welding, mechanical repairs, and estimating. Quality workmanship is the focus of SWCC's auto collision repair program.

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Auto Collision Repair/Refinish Course Sequence

Year 1 – Fall
CRR 301 Introduction to Collision Repair - 1 credit
CRR 101 Sheet Metal Welding - 2 credits
CRR 804 Introduction to Refinishing - 4 credits

Year 1 – Spring
CRR 201 Plastic Repair - 2 credits
CRR 743 Estimating - 3 credits
CRR 833 Refinishing II - 3 credits

Year 2 – Fall
CRR 324 Sheet Metal Fundamentals - 4 credits
CRR 420 Non-Structural Repair - 4 credits

Year 2 – Spring
CRR 504 Frame and Unibody Damage Analysis - 4 credits
CRR 361 Collision Lab I - 4 credits

Program instructor: Jeff Magneson

To explore SWCC's associate degree auto collision repair/refinish program, please visit Auto Collision Repair/Refinish @ SWCC!