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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
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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:
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:
Want more information on potential career paths? Check out our career guide.
*Not entry-level and is dependent on factors like experience, location, and employer compensation.
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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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!
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.
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.
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7) Some programs may require longer than one year to complete.
28) Estimated annual median salary for Automotive Body and Related Repairers in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary. UTI graduates’
achievements may vary. Individual circumstances and wages depend on personal credentials and economic factors. Work experience, industry certifications, the location of the employer and their compensation programs affect wages. Entry-level salaries
may be lower. UTI programs prepare graduates for careers in industries using the provided training, primarily as collision repair technicians. Some UTI graduates get jobs within their field of study in positions other than as a technician, such as
appraiser, estimator and inspector. Salary information for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: The average annual entry-level salary range for persons employed as Automotive Body and Related Repairers (49-3021) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
is $30,765 to $34,075 (Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development, May 2019 data, viewed June 2, 2021, https://lmi.dua.eol.mass.gov/lmi/OccupationalEmploymentAndWageSpecificOccupations#). North Carolina salary information: The U.S. Department of
Labor estimate of hourly earnings of the middle 50% for skilled collision technicians in North Carolina, published May 2021, is $23.40. The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not publish entry-level salary data. However, the 25th and 10th percentile
of hourly earnings in North Carolina are $17.94 and $13.99, respectively. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020. Automotive Body and Related Repairers, viewed June 2, 2021.)
44) For Automotive Body and Related Repairers, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an annual average of 15,200 job openings between 2020 and 2030. Job openings include openings due to net employment changes and net replacements. See Table 1.10
Occupational separations and openings, projected 2020–30, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, viewed November 18, 2021. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee
employment or salary. Updated on November 18, 2021.
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