Collision Repair and Refinishing

Available on the Vincennes campus
Due to the high costs of new automobiles, people today are keeping their cars longer than ever. Because of this, many car owners are very particular about how their car looks and performs. After an accident, customers want to be sure that they're taking their vehicle to a quality repair facility. Customers want their vehicles repaired correctly, in a timely manner, for a fair price.

Because of this, employers today demand the "right kind of employee". They want an employee that understands the importance of repairing vehicles correctly, takes pride in their work, and has the knowledge to repair today's automobiles. As new technology presents itself, most employers want technicians that are willing to learn new things. Most of all, today's employers want technicians that are reliable and willing to put in an honest days work doing what they enjoy, repairing automobiles.

What does it take to be "the right kind of employee?"
Collision repair centers today demand that the technicians they hire are well trained and know how to repair today's automobiles using modern techniques. This includes the repair of plastic, fiberglass, and SMC parts. When a customers vehicle is involved in an accident, they want their car returned to them as close to "pre-accident condition" as possible. This is very important to keep customers safe and satisfied.

If you think a career in Collision Repair and Refinishing is right for you, you owe it to yourself to see what VU has to offer.

Stop by for a personal tour of any area/areas you are interested in. Come see our new Collision Repair Building, recently expanded Collision Repair Lab and our impressive, modern equipment.

What will you learn?

  • Full Frame And Unibody Straightening
  • Dent Repair
  • Custom Metalworking, Fabrication, Restoration
  • Welding
  • Custom Painting
  • Computerized Estimating
  • Panel Replacement
  • Metal Straightening
  • Plastic, Fiberglass, and SMC Repairs
  • Mechanical Repairs
  • Hybrid/Alternative Fuel Technology


For more information about Collision Repair, please contact:

Norbert Brown, Collision Repair Program Coordinator/Professor
Phone: 812-890-2156
FAX: 812-888-5930
E-Mail Norbert Brown 

Dayne Hosier, Collision Repair Assistant Professor
Phone: 812-888-5317
E-Mail Dayne Hosier

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Learn more about the courses required for this program.

Mission Statement and Program Outcomes

Collision Repair Tool List

Transportation Department Tool Suppliers
Tool suppliers that offer discounted rates on VU student tool sets:

Snap-On Industrial
Grant Jones, Account Manager
7968 S. 200 E.
Fort Branch, IN 47648
(Snap On)

Tech World
Garth Felton Sales Manager
(Waterloo and Craftsman)

Wabash Parts Corp.
Dave Hatton, Outside Salesperson
Tel: 812-882-9450, Cell: 812-881-7685
Brad Clinkenbeard, Owner
Tel:812-882-9450, Cell: 812-890-6792
30 N. Seventh St.
Vincennes, IN 47591

Louisville Mill Supply Co. Inc.

Industrial Supply Company
Troy Howard, Territory Sales Manager
322-328 N. 9th St
Terre Haute, IN 47807
(Gear Wrench)

Ryan Hartwick
Sales Manager
717 N 2nd St
Vincennes, IN 47591