COLLISION REPAIR TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN JAMAICA, NEW YORK
Certificate Program (48 Credits)
If you’re in search of an engaging, accessible collision repair school, you’ll fit right in at NYADI The College of Transportation Technology. NYADI students receive skills-based training in a supportive and accommodating learning environment. We offer a certificate program in Collision Repair Technology at our campus in Jamaica, New York.
- 12 months
- Certificate, Career Program (48 Credits)
- 1,152 hours of total training
- Excellent faculty to student ratio
- Prepares for Student ASE Certification
- NYADI has join forces with industry leaders and is currently offering stackable certification from Mercedes Benz, Isuzu Trucks, FORD, Fiat Chrysler, Get Ahead, NC3, ALL Data
If you’re considering a career in the automotive industry, specializing in collision repair is a great choice. Demand for collision repair technicians is expected to increase rapidly, and graduates can find exciting job opportunities in New York State and beyond. Plus, as a student you have access to all of NYADI’s Career Services resources, helping ensure you’re even better poised to jump into the workforce after graduation. Here are just a few of the many career paths you can pursue after this certificate program:
- Auto parts manager/owner
- Automotive service technician
- Braking system specialist
- Electrical/electronic systems specialist
- Heating and air conditioning specialist
- Master collision repair technician
- Service advisor
- Technical representative
NYADI students also benefit from our Employment Skill Enhancement Program, which boosts math and communication skills to make our graduates even more marketable.
According to Zip Recruiter, collision repair technicians earn an annual salary of $46,603 on average. Starting pay for collision repair technicians can vary by location, work experience, and educational background.
NYADI’s 48-credit certificate program in Collision Repair Technology offers a hands-on curriculum to prepare students for careers in collision and auto body repair. This four-semester program offers students a foundation in:
- Four areas of ASE Education Foundation Automotive Certification
- Four areas of Collision Repair Certification
Graduates of this certificate program are qualified to:
- Assess and analyze vehicular damage
- Perform specialized vehicle diagnostics
- Conduct precision repairs and refinishing for vehicles involved in collisions
Upon completion of the Collision Repair Technology certificate program, graduates will be ready to meet the demand for skilled automotive collision technicians in a rapidly growing and evolving industry. The course schedule is detailed as follows:
AT100 – Performance Fundamentals
CR100 – Welding and Cutting
CR102 – Structural Analysis and Repair
AT102 – Steering and Suspension Systems
AT108 – Automotive Electrical Foundations
CR103 – Unibody Analysis and Repair
AT103 – Braking Systems
CR104 – Non-Structural: Preparation & Plastics
AT110 – Electrical/Electronic Systems
AT112 – Engine Electronics
CR105 – Non-Structural: Panel Analysis & Repair
CR106 – Non-Structural: Body Filling
CR110 – Introduction to Refinishing
AT201 – Advanced Undercarriage
AT202 – Advanced Electronic Systems
AT215 – Climate Control
This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of engine operation. Students will learn to identify engine components and to have a thorough understanding of the four-stroke cycle principle. Once engine operating principles are understood, the student will then learn to properly identify engine mechanical problems and perform pinpoint testing using state-of the-art equipment and diagnostic procedures.
This course provides classroom and laboratory hands-on activities where students gain a thorough understanding of the theory, construction and design of vehicle steering and suspension systems. Topics discussed in this course include tires, wheels, wheel balance, wheel bearings and hubs.
This course combines lecture and laboratory hands-on activities, focusing on the fundamentals of an automobile electrical system. Emphasis will be placed on direct current electricity, basic electrical theory, series and parallel circuits, power distribution, electrical test equipment and the understanding of wiring diagrams.
This course combines lecture and laboratory hands-on activities, focusing on the fundamentals of unibody type chassis damage and repaired. Students will learn to properly measure, straighten and align body panels while using the frame machine and to locate hidden damages.
In this course students are provided classroom and laboratory hands-on activities concerning the fundamentals of hydraulics and how it relates to a vehicle’s braking system. Master cylinders and power assist units will be discussed, diagnosed and repaired. Disc and drum brakes will be discussed, diagnosed, serviced and repaired.
In this course students are provided classroom and laboratory hands-on activities concerning the preparation of body panels for repair. This will include the removal of trim and molding and protecting non-damaged panels. Repairs of rubber panels and bumpers will be demonstrated and students will learn how to repair movable glass.
This course provides classroom and laboratory hands-on activities where students building on material learned in AT108 Automotive Electrical Foundations use wiring diagrams to examine headlight, taillight, stoplight and turn/hazard light for operation and repair. Students are taught to use advanced diagnostic techniques to diagnose and repair electrical circuits associated with instrumentation, horn systems and wiper/washer systems. Students will learn on modern training aids using factory service procedures
This lecture/laboratory course utilizes the students’ prior understanding of electrical/electronic principles to better comprehend the complex electronically controlled systems used to monitor engine operation and emission compliance. Additionally students will study the theory of operation, design and problem diagnosis of modern ignition systems.
In this course students are provided classroom and laboratory hands-on activities concerning the removal, repair, replacement and adjustment of outer body panels. This will include the repair and alignment of doors, tailgates, trunk lids, hoods and fenders.
This course provides classroom and laboratory hands-on activities where the student is taught the proper procedures for using automotive refinishing equipment and the materials used in surface preparation and finish application. Emphasis is placed on personal safety, refinishing equipment and materials, surface preparation, masking, application techniques and other related topics.
This course provides classroom and laboratory hands-on activities concerning the theory and operation of heating and air conditioning systems. Students will learn about heat transfer, temperature/pressure relationships and control systems. Heating, air conditioning and passenger comfort will be looked at using multi-zone automatic climate control trainers.
This course combines classroom and laboratory hands-on activities concerning the design, construction and operation of the various types of anti-lock braking systems and traction/stability control systems. The student will also learn the principles of front and four wheel alignment and perform wheel alignments using computerized four-wheel alignment machines.
This is a comprehensive lecture and laboratory class which builds on the two previous electrical/electronic courses. Emphasis is placed on the theory, operation, component identification and repair of audio and entertainment systems, power accessories such as power windows and locks, keyless entry, anti-theft systems and cruise control systems.
NYADI is open to all students without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, creed, origin, sexual orientation, disability, or marital status. To qualify for admission to NYADI, an applicant must:
- Hold a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma
- Be able to read and write in English
- Complete an initial interview with an NYADI Admissions Representative
- Be at least 18 years of age*
*Note: Students who are 17 and have not yet reached their 18th birthday at the time of admission will need parental consent to attend NYADI.
Learn More about the Certificate Programs at NYADI
If you’re looking for a collision repair school that offers both classroom instruction and hands-on training, consider NYADI in Jamaica, NY. Our Collision Repair Technology certificate program prepares students to enter the workforce after graduation and earn ASE Certification. For more information, contact an admissions representative today.