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Searching for a collision and auto body repair school in Long Beach? Consider the Collision Repair program at UTI’s Long Beach campus.
Collision & Auto Body Repair Vocational School in Long Beach, CA
Collision repair technician training right here in Long Beach.

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TRAIN TO BECOME A COLLISION REPAIR TECHNICIAN AT UTI LONG BEACH

With millions of cars on the road in California, accidents are inevitable. And when this happens, skilled collision repair technicians are needed to fix the damage. If you’re looking for an exciting career where you can work with your hands and restore all types of vehicles, this may be the perfect path for you. Universal Technical Institute’s campus in Long Beach can help prepare you for a career in collision repair in less than a year.7

51-54 weeks Program length
3 to 6 weeks Frequency of class start dates

ABOUT THE LONG BEACH COLLISION REPAIR PROGRAM

Searching for a collision and auto body repair school in Long Beach? Consider the Collision Repair program at UTI’s Long Beach campus.

The Collision Repair & Refinish Technology (CRRT) program at Universal Technical Institute is designed to get you career-ready in just 51 to 54 weeks.1 The program was developed in conjunction with I-CAR, the provider of collision repair training standards as defined by the industry.

At the Long Beach campus, you’ll complete online instructor-led training, and from there have the chance to put your skills into action in the lab. Having a combination of online and hands-on skills can help set you up for success in the industry.

COLLISION REPAIR SKILLS STUDENTS WILL LEARN

The CRRT program includes courses that cover key topics in the collision repair industry. These include:

  • Exterior Panel Alignment
  • Exterior Panel Repair I & II
  • Exterior Panel Replacement
  • Welding and Cutting
  • Structural Damage Analysis
  • Structural Alignment & Replacement
  • Introduction to Refinishing
  • Vehicle Preparation for Painting
  • Finish Applications
  • Power Systems & Controls
  • Drive Train & Related Systems
  • Vehicle Undercar and SRS
  • Damage Analysis I
  • Custom Paint Fundamentals
  • Custom Body Fundamentals

WHY THIS EMPLOYER HIRES UTI GRADS

 

Hear from Pete Villalobos, Pacific Elite Collision Repair general manager, on why he looks to UTI when hiring technicians.

COLLISION REPAIR DIPLOMA AND CERTIFICATIONS IN LONG BEACH

The Long Beach campus offers two variations of the Collision program: Collision Repair & Refinish Technology and Collision Repair & Refinish Technology + Estimating.

Graduates of either program receive diplomas. They also receive I-CAR certificates — which are highly valued by the industry — and they can go on to test for additional certifications if they choose.

INDUSTRY-ALIGNED, HANDS-ON TRAINING

The curriculum in the CRRT program was shaped by leading brands in the industry. This includes I-CAR and several others:

3M
Audatex a Solera Company
Axalta
CCC Information Services
Chief Automotive Services

CAREER OUTLOOK & OPPORTUNITIES

One of the great things about working in collision repair is that you’re not limited to just one path. As technicians gain skills and experience, they can specialize in different areas. Here’s a quick look at some possible career paths in the industry:

  • Non-Structural Technician
  • Steel Structural Technician
  • Refinish Technician
  • Aluminum Structural Technician

Read our career guide to learn more about these career paths and others.

15,000+ Estimated average annual collision repair job openings in the U.S.44
$48,270 Median annual salary* for collision repair technicians in the Long Beach area28


*Not entry-level and is dependent on factors like experience, location, and employer compensation.

ABOUT THE CAMPUS

UTI Long Beach is conveniently located near several freeways, making it easy to navigate to and from the campus. It’s also within driving distance to exciting attractions like the Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame, Knott’s Berry Farm and, of course, the beach!

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CAMPUS LOCATION

4175 East Conant Street
   Long Beach, CA 90808

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562-541-7000 | Campus
800-834-7308 | Admissions
844-308-8840 |  Financial Aid
844-308-8838 |  Student Services
562-541-7058 |  Career Services

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EXPERIENCE THE CAMPUS FIRSTHAND

Taking a campus tour is the best way to determine if attending one of our schools is right for you. The Long Beach campus hosts guided tours Monday through Friday — just click the link below to schedule yours!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Looking for ways to get involved and learn more about UTI? Consider attending one of our virtual or in-person events. Check out our events calendar to see what’s coming up.

HELP FILL THE NATION’S DEMAND FOR TECHS

Interested in a career in collision repair? Now’s the time to get trained. Request information today, and we’ll connect you with an Admissions Representative who can help you get started.