Erase the damage from minor accidents as a non-structural repair technician. Learn how to evaluate and then fix a vehicle’s dents and dings! In this program, you’ll remove damaged fenders and panels, mix polyester resin and hardener and then learn how to file, grind and sand repaired surfaces to restore dents and dings. The skills you’ll learn in this program can be applied to automobiles, boats, motorcycles and power sports equipment.
Get out of the classroom and into the real world with projects such as:
Use the skills you’ll learn in this program to find a career you’ll love. Possibilities include:
Introduction to Collision Repair Technology
Auto Collision Non-Structural Metal Straightening/Repair
Auto Collision MIG (GMAW) Welding
Auto Collision Trim and Hardware
Auto Collision Plastic Component Repair and Replacement
Auto Body Panel Adjustment and Alignment
Automotive Glass Replacement
Auto Collision Damage Analysis
WorkKeys®, an assessment tool from the ACT® organization, measures skills employers have identified as critical to job success in their industry and are used in hiring and promoting employees. Students are able to earn the ACT®-issued National Career Readiness Certificate by meeting the score requirements for their job field on three WorkKeys® assessments.
Matching the right employees with the right job creates employee job satisfaction, increased self-confidence and the best wages possible for the employee. The employer benefits with reduced turnover and training, increased productivity and overall company success. To learn about the WorkKeys® scores needed for your future career field visit Job Profiles.
The required WorkKeys scores for this career major are:
Applied Mathematics – 3
Reading for Information – 3
Locating Information – 3
In order to be successful in a career, students will need to meet all technical and academic standards related to their career of choice at Meridian. Meridian offers rigorous programs of study designed in cooperation with business and industry to ensure students are fully prepared for the demands of the workplace.
When a student completes all standards as set forth in their program of study, they will be considered a graduate of Meridian and receive the Career Ready Credential. Students who do not meet these standards will not be considered graduates of Meridian. Students should have:
Students earning a Career Ready Credential may also earn the Postsecondary Ready Endorsement, Citizenship Ready Endorsement and the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).