Automotive Collision Repair

Welding, painting, metalwork. Restoring vehicles old and new.  These are examples of what you can do as a Automotive Collision Repair Technician. 

What is Automotive Collision Repair? Automotive Collision Repair involves repairing and restoring the bodies of vehicles of all types, including metal work, welding and painting. Auto Collision Repair technicians also do custom body work – designing and modifying old and new vehicles.

At Emily Griffith, our part-time evening program will give you hands-on experience with all aspects of automotive body work, including frame and structural alignment, plastic repair, painting, detailing, welding and more. 

Latest technology: Our state-of-the-art facility includes a GARMAT downdraft spray booth along with two matching prep decks for painting, a new 3M fresh air system, a Chief Titan 360 frame rack with computerized measurement system, and 6 clean air welding booths. 

Convenient classes: Classes are in the evenings from 6pm-10pm so you can continue to work. 

High-demand career: Enjoy a 78 percent job placement rate in the GIS field with your Emily Griffith GIS certificate.

Want more information? Get the Automotive Collision Repair Program Flyer and the Automotive Collision Repair Checklist.

What Can I Do with an Emily Griffith Automotive Collision Repair Certificate?

Graduates from Emily Griffith’s Automotive Collision Repair program use their certificate to up their technology game at their current jobs or to work in jobs such as the following:

  • Auto collision estimator
  • Auto repair and body shops
  • Restoration and custom shops
  • Car dealerships
  • Insurance estimator

Other potential career paths include jobs in custom painting and graphics, non-structural repairs, service advising, insurance adjustment.

 How Emily Powered My Career

“They gave me the opportunity to learn—they gave me a scholarship.” Ariana Gonzales, Automotive Service Graduate


“I don’t know where else I could sit in a room with 30 languages, all religions represented, and build a community.”

Katie Pham says she has the best job ever. She’s an English teacher for Emily Griffith teaching at Project Worthmore. “I don’t know where else I could sit in a room with 30 languages, all religions represented, and build a community,” she says. 

Before she started teaching English, she constantly bounced around with different jobs. She started working at Project Worthmore in communications, but when they needed help teaching, she started helping out. First she was just teaching one literacy class a week, but she really enjoyed it. So she took TOESL classes and got certified so that she could start teaching full time. 

She’s been teaching English now for 4 years. “And I haven’t gotten sick of it yet!” she says. 

“A lot of people see the immigrant community and think they need to help–need to be the hero,” says Katie. “But the community here [at Project Worthmore] is helping me as much as I am helping them. I’m learning new things from them all the time. They teach me about their food, their community and they make me laugh!” 

She doesn’t have plans to stop teaching any time soon. “I’ve seen this community flourish in so many ways,” says Katie. And she loves being a part of it. “We need to break down these walls and build these up these communities; we are all just people at the end of the day.” 

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