Clackamas Community College

Auto Body/Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology, Career Pathway Certificate


The Auto Body/Collision Repair Refinishing Technology program simulates real working conditions in a well-equipped modern shop facility. Training combines intensive theory and practical lab experience tailored to specific needs. In order to complete the program in three consecutive terms, students must start fall term.

Technicians repair or replace parts, straighten frames and Unibody structure, install and adjust components and glass, repair electrical systems, restraints, suspension components, brakes, prepare all types of surfaces for necessary refinishing operations, mix and apply modern waterborne and solvent-borne paint products, and finish their work to industry standards. Skills learned include welding, metal straightening, filler use, plastic repair, surface preparation, masking, product selection, mixing, color matching and application techniques, as well as detailing and troubleshooting. This certificate qualifies students to apply for I-CAR Pro Level 1 Certification.

For information contact Dustin Bates, 503-594-3973 or, or the Automotive and Welding Department, 503-594-3047.