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Collision & Auto Body Repair School in Houston

Collision repair technician training right here in Houston.

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TRAIN TO BECOME A COLLISION REPAIR TECHNICIAN AT UTI HOUSTON

Every day, accidents happen on the road … and we rely on trained technicians to fix the damage. If you’re interested in a career working on all types of vehicles, consider becoming a collision repair technician. In less than a year, you can get the training you need right here at our Houston campus.7

51-54 weeks Program length
5 brands Relationships with leading brands

ABOUT THE HOUSTON COLLISION REPAIR PROGRAM

In the Collision Repair & Refinish Technology (CRRT) program, you can prepare to become a skilled collision repair technician in just 51 to 54 weeks. UTI’s program was developed with I-CAR, the provider of collision repair training standards as defined by the industry.

When you train at the Houston campus, you’ll complete online instructor-led training and put it into practice in our hands-on lab. This can give you more flexibility as a student, and let you experience the type of learning done in the field.

COLLISION REPAIR SKILLS STUDENTS WILL LEARN

Students in the collision repair program at UTI Houston gain the skills needed to reshape and restore a wide variety of vehicles. They get hands-on experience working with the tools, equipment and technology used in collision repair centers across the country. Course topics in the program 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

WHAT AN EMPLOYER HAS TO SAY ABOUT THE CRRT PROGRAM

 

Hear from Britton Drown, Service King Collision Repair Center’s communications manager, on the demand for collision repair technicians and how UTI can get you ready to pursue a career in the industry.

COLLISION REPAIR DIPLOMA AND CERTIFICATIONS IN HOUSTON

Before enrolling in a training program, it’s important to research the documentation awarded to graduates. This helps demonstrate a graduate’s skill level and commitment to prospective employers.

At UTI Houston, students who complete the Collision Repair & Refinish Technology or Collision Repair & Refinish Technology + Estimating program receive a diploma. They also receive I-CAR certificates for:

  • Non-Structural Technician Level 1
  • Steel Structural Technician Level 1
  • Aluminum Structural Technician Level 1
  • Estimating Level 1
  • Refinish Technician Level 2

In addition, grads who earn the Axalta Refinish Certification receive Refinish Technician Level 3 status to become Platinum individuals. After their program, some grads choose to test for additional certifications, such as 3M Plastics and Composite Repair Systems or the Chief Velocity Certification.

INDUSTRY-ALIGNED, HANDS-ON TRAINING

As a student in the collision repair program, you can feel confident knowing you’ll gain the knowledge and skills valued by the industry. In addition to I-CAR, the program was created with five industry-leading brands:

  • 3M
  • Audatex
  • Axalta
  • Information Services Inc.
  • Chief Automotive Technologies

 


CAREER OUTLOOK & OPPORTUNITIES

UTI’s collision repair training is designed to get you on track toward a career as an entry-level technician. As you gain experience working in the field, you may be able to advance in your career and specialize in different areas. Some common collision repair jobs include:

  • Non-Structural Technician
  • Steel Structural Technician
  • Refinish Technician
  • Aluminum Structural Technician
  • Estimator
  • Auto Physical Damage Appraiser
  • Electrical/Mechanical Technician
  • Production Manager

Want more information on potential career paths? Check out our career guide.

15,000+ Estimated average annual collision repair job openings in the U.S.44
$44,260 Median annual salary* for collision repair technicians in the Houston area28


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

ABOUT THE CAMPUS

With attractions like Lake Conroe and NASA’s Johnson Space Center being just a short drive away, UTI Houston can be a great place to complete your training. The campus is also conveniently located near IAH Airport.

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AUTOMOTIVE, DIESEL, COLLISION REPAIR & WELDING CAMPUS LOCATION

721 Lockhaven Drive
   Houston, TX 77073

M-F | 8am-5pm | Hours
M-F | 9:30am & 1:30pm | Campus Tours


281-443-6262 | Campus
800-834-7308 | Admissions
866-246-1249 |  Financial Aid
800-510-5072 |  Student Services
281-214-7251 |  Employment Services

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COME SEE IT FOR YOURSELF

UTI Houston is open Monday through Friday for guided campus tours. We encourage you to come visit the campus so you can see what it’s like to train at UTI firsthand!

UPCOMING EVENTS

From workshops to open houses to industry days, UTI hosts a variety of in-person and virtual events throughout the year. If you’re interested in seeing what’s coming up, just click the link below.

LET US SHOW YOU JOBS IN DEMAND

Ready to get on track toward a career and gain skills that last a lifetime? UTI’s classes start every 3 weeks, so there’s no waiting for next semester. To start your journey and get connected with an Admissions Representative, request information today.