Collision Repair & Refinish

Technology Training Program

If you have the passion to transform something good-as-gone into something good-as-new, you’re ready for UTI’s 51-week Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology (CRRT) program.


Experience and Expertise 

UTI offers the best in hands-on classes taught by expert instructors in state-of-the-industry facilities. From hard work to know-how, our students are equipped industry-ready.


Industry's Choice

We're proud to say: the world's top brands choose UTI for technician training. They choose us for the quality of our programs and for the quality of our graduates. If you’re serious about working in the auto industry, UTI is the direct line to top manufacturers.

Program Overview

If you have the passion to transform something good-as-gone into something good-as-new, you’re ready for UTI’s Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology (CRRT) program. Our ASE-certified instructors bring their real-world industry experience to teach you the hands-on skills needed to reshape and restore a wide range of vehicles. 

UTI’s curriculum is developed in close partnership with I-CAR, the provider of collision repair training standards as defined by the industry, including car manufacturers, insurance companies and employers.

Your courses will include:

  • Structural Damage Analysis
  • Structural Alignment & Replacement
  • Finish Applications
  • Power Systems & Controls
  • Drive Train & Related Systems
  • Custom Paint Fundamentals
  • Custom Body Fundamentals

Our courses are National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) aligned, preparing you for ASE certification testing in: Structural Repair, Non-structural Repair, Mechanical & Electrical Repair and Painting & Refinishing.

You can also opt for specialization training on Axalta, Chief, 3M and for EPA 609 AC.

UTI’s CRRT program provides students with a solid foundation in collision repair training. Graduates from UTI will enter the marketplace with industry-recognized I-CAR ProLevel® credentials, contributing to their career success.

Bill Stage – Senior Director of Segment
Development at I-CAR

Receive up to 9 important I-CAR recognitions and certificates, including:

  • Intro to Collision Certificate
  • Non-Structural Technician (NST) ProLevel 1
  • Steel Structural Technician (SST)Prolevel 1
  • Aluminum Structural Technician (AST) ProLevel 1
  • Refinishing (REF) ProLevel 1
  • Refinishing (REF) ProLevel 2
  • Refinishing (REF) ProLevel 3
  • Steel Welding Certificate
  • Aluminum Welding Certificate

Receive additional industry certifications in:

  • Axalta Cromax Pro Certified Refinisher
  • Safety & Pollution Prevention (S/P2)
  • 3M Plastics and Composite Repair Systems
  • Chief Velocity Certification
  • EPA 609 A/C Certification
  • Lean Efficiency Certificate*

*Not available at our Houston campus.


Financial aid is assistance from government and private sources to students to help pay for their education costs. Most students utilize a combination of aid types, such as grants, scholarships, and student loans.

The financial aid process may feel time consuming, but we’re here to help you (and your parents) throughout the process.

UTI works with you to determine your financial aid eligibility and the aid amount available, given your financial situation. It's worth asking about. Most of UTI's former graduates have benefited from financial aid. But only those who apply may receive assistance.

Scholarship Funding

Amount UTI funds in scholarships and other sources of funding to our students annually.

UTI Gets You Ready to Work.

Our industry relationships and manufacturer programs have allowed us to build a nationwide network of companies looking to hire our graduates.

Because of this, 4 out of 5 of our graduates get jobs in their field of study.*

We have local employment specialists available at each campus to help you find employment while you’re in school. And, we have a centralized team that specializes in assisting graduates find jobs by building national relationships with dealers, distributors and other large employers across the country.

We can help you with:

  • Professional resume development
  • Part-time employment assistance during school
  • Interview training techniques
  • A nationwide job database
  • On-campus interviews
  • Career development classes
  • Employer recruitment
  • Ongoing employment services

Catalog 2015-2016

This catalog is for programs at the Exton, Pennsylvania; Houston, Texas; Lisle, Illinois; Norwood, Massachusetts; Orlando, Florida; and Rancho Cucamonga, California, campuses.