Collision Repair Technology

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CWI Auto Body Technology

Program Exploration Event

Interested in a career in Collison Repair Technology? Join us on June 12, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Nampa Campus Micron Education Center, in room 131 to:

  • Learn more about this program, and meet the faculty.
  • Meet industry leaders, and hear about career opportunities.
  • Understand how education in this career field benefits you.
  • Get tips on how to prepare for a successful start.
  • Take a tour of the 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.


Complete the following steps to get started in the Collision Repair Technology program:

  • Apply to CWI​​ selecting Collision Repair Technology as your planned major. 
  • Attend a Program Exploration event to learn about the program, register for classes, and prepare for success.

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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