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Type of Apprenticeship: Registered

Program Design: Time Based

SOC Code: 49-3021.00 - Automotive Body and Related Repairers

Location: St. Louis

Application Deadline: Aug. 22, 2022

Starts: Aug. 22, 2022

$12.00 / hr
72 credits received

Credentials Received

  • Degree

Additional Certifications Received


  • The importance of certification and training continues to
    increase in the industry among collision repair facilities and
    insurance companies. In response to this demand, a graduate
    of the program has the potential to receive I-CAR Pro Level
    One, Two and Three certifications and five ASE certifications.
    Graduates may also qualify for a Sikkens certification.

Program Description

Professional Collision Technician Program Link

Ranken Course Description:

This program alternates between eight-week sections of
instruction at Ranken and eight-week paid internship blocks at
their sponsoring employer.  This format allows students to get
real-world experience in addition to their hands-on training at
Ranken,  and collision students who complete internships in this
format typically go on to accept full-time positions at their work
site after graduation. 

Program graduates are trained in:
•  Unibody and full-frame damage analysis
•  Writing estimates manually and electronically
•  Making non-structural repairs in metal and plastics
•  Performing welding and cutting operations in steel and aluminum
•  Straightening structural steel and aluminum
•  Replacement of structural components
•  Steering and suspension repair and alignments
•  Air conditioning systems relating to collision damage
•  Diagnosing electrical and electronic problems
•  Refinishing systems and the processes to restore the original finish

Upon completion of this program,  students will be able to:
•  Inspect,  diagnose,  and repair collision-damaged vehicles.
•  Exhibit career-ready professional traits.
•  Adapt to emerging technologies in the automotive collision repair industry.

Requirements or Restrictions

Successful completion of Ranken’s Professional Collision Technician Program

6000 on-the-job hours training as a Collision Technician

Drivers License 

Length of Program

Professional Collision Technician Program:  5 Semesters;  72 credit hours plus

Minimum 6000 hours on-the-job training as a collision technician.

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