OSU Institute of Technology features one of the industry’s leading Automotive Collision Repair programs. The program features:
Guided by manufacturer and National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards, students will develop wide knowledge and skills in areas such as collision estimating, structural and non-structural diagnosis and repair, refinishing equipment and processes and collision center management. They may also receive a MIG welding certification through I-CAR.
The average salary for entry-level technicians is very competitive. With just a few years of experience, the salaries increase dramatically. Employers also typically offer health and retirement benefits. With PAID internships as part of the program’s curriculum, students can begin earning even before graduation.
Because of employer sponsorships, there is nearly a 100% job placement rate among students who have earned an Associate in Applied Science degree in Automotive Collision Repair Technology from OSU Institute of Technology.
Graduates are prepared to begin a career as collision technicians, refinish specialists, material and equipment representatives, and insurance adjustors.
The program’s curriculum is designed to enable graduates to advance in position with additional experience and to understand new systems and technologies as they are introduced.