COLLISION REPAIR & REFINISH
TECHNOLOGY (CRRT) PREPARING YOU FOR A CAREER AS A COLLISION REPAIR TECHNICIAN

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CRRT OVERVIEW

Accidents happen on the roadways and trained technicians are needed to fix the damage. Our certified instructors bring real-world industry experience to teach you the 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.

45-54 weeks From start to finish
3 campuses Hosting the CRRT Program
5 brands Relationships with leading brands
3 specialized Training paths

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Collision Repair & Refinish Technology was developed in cooperation with leading industry brands. Our students train with the tools, equipment and technology used in collision repair centers across the country.

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PAINT VEHICLES USING STATE OF THE INDUSTRY “WATERBORNE” PRODUCTS FROM AXALTA

Learn how to create your own designs with specialist colors in custom paint.

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WELD STEEL WITH A MIG OR SPOT WELDING EQUIPMENT AND MIG WELD ALUMINUM

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REPAIR PLASTIC OR COMPOSITE MATERIALS USING NITROGEN WELDING EQUIPMENT

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MANIPULATE AND SHAPE METAL USING SPECIALIST CUSTOM EQUIPMENT

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MASTER INDUSTRY-LEADING BRANDS

From the tools used in the shop to the materials for refinishing, the CRRT program partners with five industry-leading brands so you can specialize with the specific manufactures used in the workforce.

RECEIVE UP TO 10 I-CAR RECOGNITIONS AND CERTIFICATES, INCLUDING:

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  • 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
  • Estimating (EST) ProLevel 1

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

INTERESTED IN COLLISION REPAIR TECHNOLOGY?

The skills and experience gained in our CRRT program prepare you for the careers of tomorrow. Be proactive about your future and request info today.

FIND YOUR CAMPUS

The Collision Repair & Refinish technical training program is available at three of our Universal Technical Institute campuses in Houston (Texas), Long Beach (California), and Sacramento (California) campuses.

INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE

The collision repair industry demands more highly-skilled workers as technology improves.5 Collision repair shops grew in size and number of employees between 2001 and 2016, according to the Collision Repair Education Foundation.

172,000 Number of projected collision repair technician job openings in the U.S. by 2026 12
$41,540 Median annual salary for a collision repair technicians 25
$70,620 Annual salary for the 90th percentile of collision repair technicians 25

WHEN CAN I START?

There’s no waiting for the “next semester.” A new session of the CRRT program starts every three to six weeks, depending on the campus, so you’re able get going to prepare for your career.

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