Collision Repair and Refinish Mechanical and Electrical Components

Collision Repair and Refinish - Mechanical and Electrical Components

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Do you enjoy working with your hands and fixing things? Have an interest in cars? 

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Collision Repair and Refinish – Mechanical and Electrical Components training program.

On the job, you will ...

  • Inspect damage and adjust wheel chambers, tires and suspension systems
  • Repair electrical circuits, wiring and connectors
  • Use wiring diagrams and diagnostic flow charts to determine electrical circuit problems
  • Analyze brake system operation and adjust, repair and reinstall components
  • Inspect, remove and replace parts of cooling systems, drive trains, restraint systems

Some of the career options you will have ...

Most Collision Repair and Refinish Job Corps graduates go to work for body shops, including independently owned body shops and those found in car dealerships. 

This is the final level of basic training offered in the Auto Collision series. Upon completing their basic training, students should also consider pursuing Advanced Collision Repair – Damage Analysis and Estimating, Advanced Automobile Service Technology, and other Advanced Training programs at Job Corps as part of their career pathway.

The credentials you will earn ...

In the Collision Repair and Refinish – Mechanical and Electrical Components program, you can earn industry-recognized credentials from such organizations as: 

  • National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program.

What you’ll need to start training ... 

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers) 
  • Completion of all introductory and career preparation courses 
  • Passing scores on all written and performance tests 
  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements 
* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.