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Take something that is broken and bring it back to a new and improved condition.  Not only is that the craft of collision repair refinishing, but it’s also what a career in this trade can do for you and your future.

People who are drawn to the collision repair technology program tend to do so for many reasons like having the desire and enthusiasm to work with their hands in an environment, unlike a traditional office setting, or wanting a fulfilling career that gives them purpose and not just another job. A person may be motivated by job security, growth opportunities, or opening their own business where they can be their own boss and put all of their skills to use.

If any of these reasons sound familiar, consider a career as a collision repair technician. This program requires determination, follow-through, and grit.  The outcome not only restores a vehicle back to its original state (or even better) after damage but also restores the confidence of the customer that their vehicle is safe again.  To a collision repair technician, that feeling can be as rewarding as the paycheck!

Take the step now to set yourself up for a career that is rewarding in more ways than one and combines your passion for creativity and detail with the desire to help people get back on the road safely.

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Rosedale Tech can offer through our live, in-person training geared towards helping students take charge of their future career head-on.

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Collision repair is fixing and restoring vehicle damage that usually occurs after a collision or similar event. Collision repair technology is the program that prepares technicians to perform the necessary tasks for vehicle damage repair plus related tasks like mechanical repairs, cosmetic restoration, and damage assessment.  Creativity, precision, and problem-solving are some of the skills our collision repair students possess.

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As long as vehicles are on the road, accidents will continue to happen, and automotive body repairers will be called upon to clean up the mess. With collision repair technician training, graduates are prepared to enter the workforce as an auto body technician, an auto glass installer, or a painter to name a few.

Some specific career paths that graduates who completed the collision repair tech training have included:

  • Auto body service technician
  • Claims adjuster, appraiser, examiner, and investigator
  • Estimator
  • Painting and coating worker

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
JOBS for Collision Repair Technicians
With an expected growth of 9,800 new jobs by 2030.
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Here are some of the employers that have hired our collision repair graduates:

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Before Rosedale, I was working as a waitress, and at the time I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my future. I’ve tried working in a pharmacy [and] soldering wires. The one thing I noticed about those jobs is that I enjoyed working with my hands. Once the pandemic hit I lost my job and I knew I had to make a decision about my future and I looked up technical schools and colleges near me, and that’s how I found Rosedale. I had a love for cars and how they looked cosmetically so I made the decision that collision repair was right for me, and it was! What stuck out to me about Rosedale was the atmosphere and their amazing support for women working in the trades. I decided to not go down a 4-year traditional college path because none of the majors I looked into were right for me. Life before Rosedale was not as easy and enjoyable as it is now during and after Rosedale. Having a degree and a job where I can work a better schedule, make more money, and live independently now. I’m able to go on awesome vacations and enjoy life without having to worry.

Julia W.


Employers are looking for highly trained and qualified individuals to fill automotive and heavy-duty body repair, refinishing, or estimator roles. The formal training students receive at the #1 Cochran TechEx Center inside Rosedale Tech makes graduates very competitive in the industry and open to more opportunities for employment upon graduation. Although employment is not guaranteed, graduates from Rosedale Tech are in high demand.

Upon completion of the collision repair technology program, graduates are awarded an Associate in Specialized Technology degree.

Here are three reasons Rosedale Tech's 16-month Collision Repair Technology program at the #1 Cochran TechEx Center is unlike any other college program.

Our Class is a “Real Wreck”

Our program offers students the opportunity to work on vehicles with actual collision damage or restoration needs using equipment and technology that can be found in real work environments, which prepares students with the foundation for a career in auto body repair after graduation.

No experience?  No problem!  Many students enter the collision repair program with little to no experience, but can leave with the necessary skills and knowledge to confidently enter the workforce.

Take Comprehensive Automotive Repair Courses

Through our collision repair and refinishing training technology program, students learn:

  • Auto body and components repair
  • Collision repair
  • Mechanical and electrical systems
  • Auto refinishing
  • Panel repair and alignment
  • Estimating
  • Glass replacement
  • Welding
  • I-CAR Certifications: We offer an I-CAR certified program and incorporate I-CAR ProLevel Series certification training into the program.  Students in the collision repair program have the opportunity to earn I-CAR ProLevel Series certifications by completing I-CAR certification tests.

  • ASE Certifications: We also prepare students to take the four collision repair tests required for becoming an ASE-certified technician.
Receive Industry Certifications

Our program helps students prepare for automotive certifications that can make them more marketable in the industry:

Class Schedule that Offers Life Balance

One comment our graduates consistently make is that their time at Rosedale Tech flies by quickly.  Our collision repair program can be completed in less than two years and is geared towards getting students trained quickly, but in enough time to lay the foundation needed to enter the workforce. In order to help facilitate a school-life balance, we offer a four-day school week, which allows students the opportunity to work outside of school if they desire or handle other personal obligations.

Financial Aid Options

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. 

Many of our students qualify for some type of financial assistance. We offer a process that pairs accepted students with a financial aid coordinator to help customize a financial aid plan that may include eligible grants, loans, and other awards. We will also assist with the application for federal financial aid.

We are proud to support members of the military community as they transition back to civilian life.  Our financial aid team includes members who are VA certified and can help military students navigate their military benefits for education.

Why Choose Rosedale Technical College


Are You Ready to Start Your Training Through Our Collision Repair Program?
Whether you become a Collision Repair Technician or go down another career path, Rosedale Technical College offers a variety of highly immersive trade school programs. You can talk with an advisor to find the best fit for your interests and knowledge.

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