Collin College Technical Campus is a key provider of automotive education in North Texas. Collin’s students are prepared to join a fast-growing industry with training on the latest collision engineering techniques in a state-of-the-art facility. You will learn from industry-seasoned professors in a dedicated collision repair training area with top-of-the-line spray booths, alignment equipment, and tools, and participate in exceptional hands-on learning opportunities with multiple vehicles.
In addition to earning marketable skills, stackable certificates, and/or an associate degree, completers can earn multiple industry-recognized Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) certifications. The program regularly examines the needs of its students with an advisory group of industry leaders to ensure the skills you need to succeed are being offered at Collin College.
Collin College serves more than 56,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates, including a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) in Cybersecurity, and a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Construction Management. The only public college based in Collin County, Collin College is a partner to business, government, and industry, providing customized training and workforce development. For more information, visit www.collin.edu.
LIFE AT COLLIN COLLEGE
Opened in 2020, the Collin College Technical Campus was designed to meet your educational needs. Dedicated to the skilled trades, the campus also offers programs in construction, electronics, HVAC, robotics, the health sciences, and many other disciplines. A comprehensive campus, the Technical Campus also offers core courses for students pursuing an associate degree, and academic assistance and career planning services.
Collin College’s 12-campus district offers student clubs and organizations, veterans services, intramural activities, and many more engagement opportunities to make the most out of your college experience. Student housing is available at our Plano Campus.
“Turning your passion into a job is awesome.”
That's what Alex said about the life-changing opportunities available as a collision technician and his education at Collin College. Growing up, he was always into cars and went to car meets with his father, who shared that interest. He said that love of shiny paint jobs and rumbling engines just stuck with him.
“I didn’t know you could go to school for something like this until somebody mentioned that Collin College has a campus that will teach you all you want to know about vehicles,” he said. “I used to think that to learn about things like this, you had to go to your local shop and get lucky enough for someone to teach you – learning the trade from someone who has been doing it for years. After I looked into it, I couldn’t see myself doing anything other than coming here.”
Now Alex is learning in a state-of-the-art program from professionals with years in the collision repair business and working with Caliber Collision in its Technician Apprenticeship Program.
“It is like a dream come true that I can turn this interest into something that I can make a living off of,” he said. “The goal is to love what you do.”
Students with a drive to learn and a strong work ethic are always welcome at Collin College. Requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent unless you are taking courses as a dual credit student through a local high school. Most students entering college in Texas are required to take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment. To complete the program, you must obtain an internship with a qualified collision repair center. Most employers will require a valid driver's license and clean driving record, a clean drug test, and a high school diploma or equivalent.
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If you’re ready to learn more about what your future in our industry could look like, visit our dedicated connect page to register for more information and kick off your Collision Engineering career.