Laredo College Automobile Collision Repair Program Holds Open House

With the heavy reliance on vehicles in Los Dos Laredos, the Laredo College Automobile Collision Repair Program is hosting an open house event for prospective students interested in the art of sheet molded compound repair, finishing, repair estimating, color analysis and matching, suspension systems, structural analysis and damage repair.

The event will take place Nov. 14 at the Raquel González Automotive Technology Center in room 148. Prospects can learn more about the program from auto collision repair program instructor David Ramirez, whose experience in the field offers an advantage to current and future students.

“As the auto collision industry has grown, so has the demand for more skilled technicians,” he said. “For the most part, as the field and industry grows, new collision repair businesses are created and established businesses hire newly certified technicians. Some of them asked our staff who ask graduates to go and apply as soon as they graduate.

Between the heavy reliance on utility vehicles in the number one land port in the United States and the respect in the automotive industry of Laredo, there are many healthy career opportunities in the community.

Instruction focuses on transport vehicles as well as medium-sized heavy equipment permitted in a traditional repair shop. This instruction will also allow students to gain experience in auto collision insurance claims.

Students who have recently graduated from high school or those interested in an automotive career are welcome and encouraged to visit. They will find the program to be 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 the college is looking to increase the number of students enrolled in the program to give them an edge in the growing field, as well as encourage students to further their education and start their own businesses.

We invite the community to take part in seeing what the program has to offer. If you have any questions, please call the Transportation Technology Department at 956-794-4071.