Ranken’s Professional Collision Repair Technology program is more than just an auto body school – it has been nationally recognized as one of the most comprehensive collision repair schools in the U.S.

There is an art to repairing vehicles after an accident.  It takes specialized equipment and a combination of hands-on, classroom, and I-CAR training.  If your interested in a rewarding and in-demand career that puts vehicles safely back on the road, then our Professional Collision Repair Technology program is for you.

Does a career in the collision repair industry sound right for you?

Collision 01You like work that balances artistry with technical skills.

You take pride in your ability to solve problems and get the job done right.

You enjoy spending your days applying your high standards and in-depth knowledge to different challenges.

You prefer hands-on work, and you’d rather be active than spend your days sitting at a desk.

You get job satisfaction from knowing that your work helps people.

Does this sound like you? If so, an auto body school could be the path to a successful and rewarding career.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, most employers prefer to hire employees who have attended an auto body school or other formal training program. Industry certifications are also becoming more and more important when seeking a job.

Interested in seeing more of our Professional Collision facilities? Take an interactive 360° virtual tour of Ranken Technical College’s PROFESSIONAL COLLISION TECHNICIAN department.

Why choose Ranken for collision repair training?

Collision 04At Ranken, we know that you learn best by doing, not sitting at a desk in a classroom. That’s why our Automotive Collision Repair Technology students spend most of their time in our state-of-the-art shop. You’ll get at least 15 hours per week of hands-on shop time, repairing damaged vehicles to industry standards.

We’ve partnered with the most respected organizations in the collision repair industry – the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) and the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) – to ensure that you get the most comprehensive training around.

The program is accredited by the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation (formerly NATEF) in all four areas of auto body repair: non-structural, structural, refinishing and mechanical/electrical.

Interested in seeing more of our Automotive facilities? Take an interactive 360° virtual tour of the AUTOMOTIVE department.

Joshua D Williamson

Instructor, Full Time

BS in Applied Management,
Ranken Technical College
AT in Automotive Collision Repair,
Ranken Technical College
Certifications:
FWT, Ranken Technical College
ASE Master Collision Repair Technician
I-CAR Platinum Technician

Matthew S. Sadler

Instructor, Full Time

AT in Automotive Collision Repair,
Ranken Technical College
Certifications:
I-Car Platinum Certified
I-Car Steel Certified
I-Car Steel Sectioning Certified

Greg A. Pfeiffer

Instructor, Full Time

Certifications:
I-Car Platinum Certified

Tim Green

Instructor Full Time

BS in Business,
Hickey Business College
Certifications:
I-CAR Steel Certification
I-CAR Aluminum Certification
I-CAR Steel Sectioning Certification
I-CAR Platinum Certified

Collision repair technicians need to know how to repair every part and system that might be damaged in an accident. You’ll learn:

  • 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 to industry standards

You’ll earn industry certifications as part of the program. This won’t just help you get hired – certifications can also help you earn a higher salary. We prepare you to earn:

  • I-CAR ProLevel 1 through 3
  • Four Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications
  • You may also qualify for a Sikkens certification

Adam Blattel

Department: Alumni Automotive
HVAC Technician @ Scott Air Force Base

2020 HVAC and 2003 Automotive Maintenance Technology
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Scott Griffin

Department: Alumni Automotive
Owner and General Manager @ Griffin Automotive Design & Collision Center

1992 Automotive Collision Repair Technology
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Travis Oliver

Department: Alumni Automotive
Head Painter @ American Automotive, St. Louis

2006 Automotive Collision Repair Technology
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Oliver Gilmore

Department: Alumni Automotive
Collision Repair Technician @ American Automotive

2015 Automotive Collision Repair Technology
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Brian Imboden

Department: Alumni Automotive
Aircraft Painter @ Boeing

2017 Automotive Collision Repair Technology
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Kyle Neely

Department: Alumni Automotive
Technician @ Schaefer Autobody Centers

2007 Automotive Collision Repair Technology
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John Nance

Department: Alumni Automotive
Owner/Operator of All The Details

2005 Automobile Collision Repair Technology
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Tyler Wagner

Department: Alumni Automotive
Automotive Collision Technician @ South County Collision Center

2020 Automotive Collision Repair Technology
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Cameron Anderson

Department: Alumni Automotive
Automotive Maintenance Technician @ Machens Ford Dealership

2020 Automotive Maintenance Technology
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Jacob Bailey

Department: Alumni Automotive
Automotive Service Advisor @ Machens Ford Dealership

2020 Automotive Maintenance Technology
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Gabe Ware

Department: Alumni Automotive
Diesel Mechanic @ Republic Services

2020 Automotive Diesel Technology
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Richard Maor

Department: Alumni Automotive
Automotive Technician @ Morley Performance LLC

May 2020 Automotive High Performance Racing Technology
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Jared Wilmas

Department: Alumni Automotive
Service Technician @ Bommarito Chevrolet

2020 Automotive Maintenance Technology
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Chazzerene ‘Chazz’ Howard

Department: Alumni Automotive
Service Advisor @ Caliber Collision, Hampton, Virginia

2019 Collision Repair Technology
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Blake Forward

Department: Alumni Automotive
Automotive Maintenance Technician @ Machens Ford Dealership

2019 Automotive Maintenance Technology
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Trace Gray

Department: Alumni Automotive
Technician @ Firestone Complete Auto Care

2018 Automotive High Performance Racing Technology
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Jacob Crum

Department: Alumni Automotive
Ford Certified Senior Master Technician @ Machens Ford Dealership

2017 Automotive Maintenance Technology; 2018 BS in Applied Management
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Ross Stromberg

Department: Alumni Automotive
Lead Technician @ Firestone Complete Auto Care

2014 Automotive Maintenance Technology
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Katie Beck Schuler

Department: Alumni Automotive
Lead Refinish Technician @ Car Craft Auto Body

2013 Automotive Collision Repair Technology
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Kyle Neely

Department: Alumni Automotive
Technician @ Schaefer Autobody Centers

2007 Automotive Collision Repair
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Joseph Siekmann

Department: Alumni Automotive


1971 Automotive Mechanical & Automotive Collision
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Peter Kostecki

Department: Alumni Automotive


1971 Automotive Maintenance
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John Calaway

Department: Alumni Automotive


1971 Automotive Technology
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Michael F. Buckley

Department: Alumni Automotive


1971 Automotive Diesel Technology
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Brad Francis

Department: Alumni Automotive
Owner, Certified Performance and Auto Repair, Inc.

2001 Automotive Maintenance Technology
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Ashis Gurung

Department: Alumni Automotive
Auto Body Technician @ Gapsch Carstar Collision Center

May 2020 Automotive Collision Repair Technology
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Andrew Fields

Department: Alumni Automotive
Automotive Technician @ Rob Sight Ford

May 2017 Automotive Maintenance Technology
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