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Collision Repair Program

Collision Repair Program in New Jersey & Pennsylvania

Are you looking for a career where you don’t have to do the same thing every day? Then the Collision Repair Program is for you! In a little over 6 months you can gain hands-on training for a rewarding career in the Collision Repair industry. Students will receive training in skills involving damage and repair and painting. This program focuses on panel installation, refinishing, frame straightening, and painting. You’ll see sparks fly when you work with TIG and MIG welding equipment and plasma cutters.  Emphasis is placed on new tools, techniques, and processes in the field of auto refinishing.

Receive your Collision Repair training from Pennco Tech. With campuses in Blackwood, New Jersey, and Bristol, Pennsylvania, our program helps students prepare for a career in the Collision Repair industry. From learning computerized mixing and matching to digital imaging and bodywork, we can help you put your eye for detail and craftsmanship to good use in a future career.

What Is a Collision Repair Technician?

When a damaged vehicle is brought into the shop, the Collision Repair technician is there to pick up the pieces. Whether it’s in for minor paint scratches or damage from a collision, professionals in this field help restore vehicles to showroom quality with a high level of precision. Collision Repair technicians are responsible for a variety of tasks, such as:

  • Inspecting cars for structural damage
  • Fitting, grinding, TIG welding, MIG welding, and plasma cutters
  • Sanding, buffing, priming, and painting
  • Metal finishing, shrinking and filling techniques
  • Auto body electrical wiring systems
  • Maintain and operate spray equipment
  • Prepare and apply body fillers
  • Waterborne and solvent-borne painting technologies
  • Frame analysis and straightening techniques
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Job Growth

Projected to Grow 4%
from 2018-2028

Employment Opportunities

Over 177,100 new jobs
projected from 2018-2028


Average salary of
$41,330 per year
$19.87 per hour

*The numbers and information above are based on statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The average salary for a Collision Repair Technician depends on the area you plan to seek employment. With a certification as an Collision Repair Technician, your resumé will stand out from the crowd so you can earn a job quickly upon graduation.

Enroll Today!

Contact us and learn more about the programs available today at our Bucks County location in Bristol, PA, and our Camden County location in Blackwood, NJ!

High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required.

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About Our Collision Repair Technician Program

When students graduate from Pennco Tech, they’re able to skillfully diagnose and repair body and fender damage, and restore the paint to a perfect shine. More than just a Collision Repair school, our program helps you learn how to achieve professional-quality results in an engaging, positive atmosphere. Successful graduates of this program may be eligible to take the industry-recognized certification test sponsored by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

NOTE: A high school diploma, GED, or equivalent is required for admission to this program.

What Careers Are Available for Collision Repair Techs?

The automotive industry is a dynamic field with many opportunities for success. While most Collision Repair technicians work in an auto body shop, others are directly employed by automotive dealers. Alumni from our Collision Repair certification program have found several rewarding positions, including:

  • Automotive painter
  • Collision repair technician
  • Refinishing technician
  • Auto body technician
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair worker
  • Auto parts seller
  • Used car reconditioner
  • Estimator

Lifetime Career Assistance

At Pennco Tech, we take pride in our history of student achievement and high job placement rates. Once you’ve completed our program and are ready to show off your skills to a prospective employer, our Career Services department is ready to help you every step of the way.  They can help you create a resume, prepare for interviews, and connect you with our local and national employers for job opportunities.

Enroll in Our Collision Repair Technician Program Today

Take steps today to prepare for your future with our Collision Repair Program. Learn more about our affordable tuition rates and opportunities for financial aid for those who qualify and invest in your future at Pennco Tech. Contact us today to learn more about enrolling in the program and schedule a tour at our Bristol, Pennsylvania campus, or Blackwood, New Jersey campus.

Our Collision Repair Technician Graduates Find Careers As

Automotive Painter

Collision Repair Technician

Refinishing Technician

Auto Body Technician

Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers

Auto Parts Seller

Used Car Reconditioner


“Best school ever, had the best experience, best teachers. Very motivating, encouraging, knowledgeable and everything is hands on. I loved my classes, wanted to be there every day and I was helped with anything I needed. I applied my art skills with this field of study, and I feel like I found my calling thanks to this school. So welcoming, made me feel right at home and made me feel like family. Thank you so much!!”

Julio A., Collision Repair Program

“I really enjoyed the auto body course. It was very interesting, and it will provide a rewarding future for me.”

Gus H., Collision Repair Program

“The autobody and paint instructors are highly knowledgeable.”

Victor S., Collision Repair Program