Automotive Collision Repair Program hosts Open House

With the strong reliance on vehicles within los Dos Laredos, the Laredo College Automotive Collision Repair Program is hosting an open house event for prospective students interested in the art of sheet molded compound repair, refinishing, estimating job repairs, color analysis and matching, suspension systems, structural analysis and damage repair.
The event will be held on Nov. 14 at the Raquel González Automotive Technology Center in room 148. Prospects can learn more about the program from Automotive Collision Repair Program Instructor David Ramirez, whose experience in the field provides an edge to current and future students.
“As the automotive collision business has grown, the demand for more qualified technicians has grown as well,” he said. “For the most part, as the field and industry expands, new collision repair businesses are created and established businesses hire newly certified technicians. Some of them have asked our staff requesting graduates to go and apply as soon as they graduate.”
Automotive Collision Program
Between the strong reliance on commercial vehicles within the number one land port in the U.S. to the respect in the Laredo automotive industry, there are plenty of healthy career opportunities in the community.
Instruction focuses on transportation vehicles as well as mid-size heavy equipment allowed within a traditional repair shop. This instruction will also allow students to gain experience in insurance claims revolving around automotive collisions.
Students who have recently graduated from high school or those who are interested in an automotive career are welcomed and encouraged to visit. They will find that the program is a hands-on opportunity that also includes virtual, visual and theoretical instruction, as well as real life scenarios to prepare them to be certified in the workforce.
Ramirez said that the college is looking to increase the number of students enrolled into the program to give them an edge in the growing field, as well as encourage students to further their education and create their own business.
We invite the community to take part in seeing what the program has to offer. For any questions, please feel free to call the Transportation Technology Department at (956)794-4071.