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FTCC Offering New Collision Repair Associates Degree Curriculum

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Nov. 20, 2014—Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) in Fayetteville, N.C. recently announced that it is offering new collision repair and refinish associates degree curriculum.

The two-year program will train students in non-structural cosmetic repairs, steel and aluminum structural repair, and the latest technologies in automobile refinishing. The curriculum also includes training in estimating and body shop operations with ongoing opportunities for hands-on practice with late model cars. The first class of students started the program in August.

“It’s no less than a true paradigm shift,” Clark Plucinski, executive director for the Collision Repair Education Foundation, said in a release. “We have worked at a collaborative level to address the entire collision industry’s needs. This true industry partnership will assure that graduates of the program have a higher level of job readiness. FTCC’s curriculum will shape the future of education in the collision space.”

FTCC was established in 1961 and serves over 42,000 students annually by providing over 190 occupational, technical, general education, college transfer, and continuing education programs to meet students’ needs.

For more information about the Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology Curriculum, visit the school's webstite.

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