This tool is meant to make hiring easier for Washington’s aerospace and advanced manufacturing companies.
This is an ongoing list of Washington’s community and technical colleges that have aerospace and advanced manufacturing programs. Each listing details credits, program descriptions, skill sets (as taught in each program), contact information, and graduation dates.
Aerospace and advanced manufacturing industry companies can contact the community and technical college nearest to them and speak directly to an instructor about graduating students.
Auto Collision Repair Technician AAS degree consists of one quarter of CORE training, four quarters of collision auto body repair in the following BLOCKS (Refinishing, Structural Repair, Non-Structural Repair, and Estimating / Shop Management) and a final quarter in Advanced Collision Repair. Some general academic classes are also required for the degree, depending on previous college credits. Students have the option of receiving a Certificate by completing the CORE quarter and any one of the BLOCK quarters listed above. Students will spend their first quarter of training in a transportation core curriculum. Students have the option of specializing in Restoration, or Custom Painting. The laboratory area is designed to simulate an actual industry repair environment and includes a state-of-the-art painting booth with the latest in high-tech equipment.
Auto Collision Technician graduates will:
1. Be able to identify & use refinishing tools, equipment, & supplies, prep vehicles for painting, paint vehicles using various paint products, and detail vehicles to be delivered to a customer.
2. Be able to measure and analyze structural damage, straighten structural damage, remove and replace welded on panels, and apply correct corrosion protection to vehicles.
3. Be able to straighten damaged metal, use body fillers, perform plastic repairs, disassemble and reassemble cars, trucks, vans and SUV’s.
4. Be prepared to identify types of vehicle construction, identify and analyze collision damage, estimate repair costs using 3 different estimating systems, compare & analyze the differences between different shop management systems, use and understand mechanical & electrical terminology.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
11605 132nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034