A new associate degree program at Haywood Community College will upgrade the existing one-year diploma program in auto body this fall.
The Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology program will prepare students to become qualified technicians to perform repairs and refinishing techniques on automobiles and diagnose and repair mechanical and electrical problems. Graduates will be qualified to take the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification examinations and also for entry-level employment in automotive dealerships, independent repair shops or self-employment as collision repair and refinishing technicians. Early registration is June 7 through June 8. 828.627.4581.