Collision Repair and Refinishing, A.S.C.T.

Collision Repair and Refinishing, A.S.C.T.

Person repairing damaged automobile panel.
  • Gain the skills to excel in a rewarding and essential career.
  • Build a strong foundation for continued success even as technology and business needs change.
  • Learn in first-class labs that feature top-of-the-line equipment.
source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Locations where this degree is offered:

Vincennes Campus

What can I expect during my time at VU?

  • Learn in a supportive and dynamic environment that challenges you to grow and dream.
  • The University’s instructors are true experts in their fields and are readily available to help students gain the academic and practical skills they need to excel.
  • The University offers substantial academic and social support systems to help students learn and grow.
  • Small class sizes enable students to participate fully in activities and discussions and to seek out extra help when needed.
  • Affordable tuition allows students to graduate with less debt.

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 And Fabrication
  • Welding
  • Custom Painting
  • Computerized Estimating
  • Panel Replacement
  • Metal Straightening
  • Plastic, Fiberglass, and SMC Repairs
  • Mechanical Repairs
  • Hybrid/Alternative Fuel Technology


A degree from Vincennes University’s Automotive Technology Program will propel your career forward in the dynamic and ever-evolving automotive industry.

Is this degree accredited?

Vincennes University's institutional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the specialized accreditations and approvals obtained by various programs are located on our Accreditation and Licensure page.

Vincennes University recognizes the importance of programmatic licensure, ensuring that graduates meet the requirements set by professional licensing boards. By adhering to rigorous standards and seeking recognition from accrediting bodies, Vincennes University demonstrates its dedication to offering quality education and preparing students for successful careers.

Have questions?

We are happy to chat with you to answer your questions and understand your personal goals.
Please reach out to us at or call 812-888-4313 for more information.