Collision Repair Technology

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Program Exploration Event

Interested in a career in Collision Repair Technology?  Join us on Nov. 1, 2022, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at the Nampa Campus Micron Education Center in room 230 to:

  • Learn first-hand about a future career from industry leaders
  • Understand the importance of education in this career field
  • Introduction to the program and what to expect from faculty
  • Tips on how to prepare for a successful start
  • Personal tour of program lab space and technology


Pursuing a career in collision repair technology is a rewarding challenge that will present you with the opportunity to combine a variety of skills. Painting and restoration calls for a combination of art, science, and technique that requires an understanding of new products and technology to perform high-quality work. This program starts with the basics and quickly moves into total collision repair—from assessing damage to complete reconditioning. You will also learn state-of-the-art, custom-painting techniques and so much more.

New Students

In addition to the New Student Orientation, you participate in as part of the college application process, you must attend a program orientation prior to registering for the collision repair technology courses.

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If you have questions about the program, please contact Alex Beal at

Why This Program

The College of Western Idaho Collision Repair Technology program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the auto body repair industry. Students will work with the newest paints and equipment in an up-to-date, well-equipped facility and learn the skills and traits that local industry professionals have deemed necessary to be successful in the field of auto body repair and painting.

What You Will Learn to Do

  • Assess vehicle repair costs
  • Repair vehicle frames and bodies
  • Painting and paint finishing, including graphics work
  • Detailing work


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