Collision Repair and Refinish

Turbocharge your career.

You consider cars works of art as much as you do modes of transportation. If you're looking to turn your love for cars into a rewarding career, SCC's Automotive Collision Repair & Refinish program needs to be on your list.

Refine your skills for a flawless career.

Why SCC Auto Collision Repair and and Refinish?

Develop hands-on mastery. Dive into the exciting world of auto repair with hands-on training. From minor scratches to major overhauls, you'll master the tools of the trade.

Make industry connections. Benefit from SCC's strong industry ties. Connect with masters, gain real-world insights, and pave your way to a network that drives success.

Earn career-ready certifications. Leave SCC not just with knowledge but also with certifications that employers want. Your resume will be as polished as the cars you work on.

Modern lab for modern learning. Hone your craft in our state-of-the-art lab and leave with the skills to start your career right away.

What you'll learn

Art of Precision Repair: Sharpen your skills by repairing damage, making each vehicle a masterpiece of precision.

Customization Magic: Explore the world of custom paint and design. Your creations will turn heads on the streets!

Structural Brilliance: Learn the intricate details of frame and structural repair. You'll be the architect of automotive revival.

Certifications you'll earn

  • I-CAR Pro-level 1, 2, and 3 Non-Structural Certification
  • I-CAR Pro-Level 1, 2, and 3 Refinishing
  • I-CAR Pro-Level 1 Structural
  • ASE Student Certifications
  • S/P2 Lift Safety
  • S/P2 Collision Repair and Refinish Safety
  • S/P2 Collision Repair and Refinish Pollution Prevention
  • National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air
  • Pollutants (NESHAP)
  • Other Manufacturer Specific Certifications
Automotive collision student with a Toyota

Toyota CRR Elite

This capstone course is offered to students who complete their AAS degree.

Students earn a Toyota Maintenance Certificate upon successful completion.

Toyota CRR Elite

Key classes you’ll take

  • Damage Analysis in Mechanical, Electrical, and Structural
  • Basic Panel Replacement
  • Metal Straightening
  • Learning Complex Structural Repairs using OEM Guidelines and Procedures

What you can do after finishing this program

  • Collision Repair Technician
  • Refinish Technician
  • Automotive Estimator
  • Insurance Adjusters
  • Paint Representatives
student smoothing out a paint finish on a vehicle

Did you know...

Many of the skills you learn are the same skills needed by people who make and repair other types of vehicles such as aviation, marine, heavy trucks. 

Some of our grads even build and repair giant wind turbine blades.

Industry partners

  • Deery Brothers
  • Stronghurst Collision & Refinish
  • Midwest Body & Frame
  • Siemens
  • Jim Baier

Programs of study

Automotive Collision Repair and Refinish Technology — AAS

Learn the technical and professional skills you need to pursue a career in the ever-changing collision repair industry. Go hands-on in SCC's state-of-the-art lab facility and an industry internship.

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Automotive Collision Repair and Refinish Technology — Auto Body Diploma

Get an outstanding introduction to the fundamentals to qualify for an entry level position in a repair facility.

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Contact Us

West Burlington Campus Admissions
Call: (319) 208-5155
Text: (319) 250-7144

Keokuk Campus Admissions
Call: (319) 313-1923
Text: (319) 220-3266

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