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Highlights


Collision Repair keeps pace with the fast-moving auto body/collision repair industry and covers all aspects of body repair and refinishing with an emphasis on the most up-to-date methods. WWCC uses the I-CAR curriculum, which is designed to provide students with hands-on work based learning. The program is also nationally certified by NATEF/ASE in four areas of instruction. The Collision Repair program is designed to provide students with hands-on, work based learning. To facilitate this, the college acquires late model, damaged vehicles, providing a platform on which student may learn and develop skills. The Collision Repair curriculum is reviewed by an advisory board composed of local and regional industry members.

Contacts

DANIEL NORTON

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Walla Walla Campus
500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362


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Mission

The mission of the Collision Repair Technology program is to provide high quality technical instruction in all aspects of body repair and painting with a solid foundation of the basics and exposure to the most current technologies and methods. This is accomplished through the provision of instruction in a simulated actual body shop environment and industry experienced instructors.

Program Outcomes

  • Update Collision Repair Technology program curriculum in accordance with current industry skill standards and I-CAR standards.
  • Prepare graduates to enter the collision repair industry with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful.
  • Articulate the Collision Repair Technology program horizontally with other WWCC programs and vertically with regional high schools and tech centers.

Degree Options

Students may earn an Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences Degree in Collision Repair Technology, upon completion of a two-year program of study. An Collision Repair Certificate is available upon completion of the first year of study in the program.

Students who earn their AAAS in Collision Repair Technology may also earn a dual degree in Automotive Repair Technology after one additional year of instruction. Please speak with your instructor about the required and specific classes needed.

Certification

Walla Walla Community College is nationally certified by ASE in all four areas of instruction, as well as supporting classes. WWCC is the only collision repair program in the state of Washington to have this certification.