Baton Rouge Community College’s Automotive Department was recently recognized by I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Collision Repair, and received a silver award from the Southwest Region for their dedication to providing information, knowledge, and skills required to complete safe and quality automotive repairs.
I-Car recognizes colleges throughout the region that use their curriculum and work closely with community partners to share the organization’s vision for advancing technical education and professionalism in the collision repair industry.
“We are pleased and grateful to receive the recognition and award from I-CAR for our Automotive Collision Training Center and the work we continue to do throughout the local community to engage our partners and prospective students,” said Van Guarino, BRCC Automotive Department Head. “We are proud of our work, and the opportunity we have to train future automotive technicians.”
BRCC’s Automotive Collision Training Center was opened in September 2018. The center is managed by Collison Center Manager Wayne Knight and provides specialized training for students to become vehicle repair and maintenance technicians. The Center is a 25,910 square foot state-of-the-art facility. It features three bays of 15,673 square foot shop space equipped with Garmat prep and spray paint booths, an automotive lift, a Car-O-Liner, and car straightener. Additionally, the facility has welding booths for aluminum, general metal, and plastic welding. There are two classrooms for vehicles to drive-in for in-class demonstrations, a computer lab, student commons area, and administrative offices.
The I-CAR award recognizes the Automotive Collision Training Center’s work for the 2020 academic year. BRCC is currently enrolling students for the Fall 2021 semester. Classes begin August 16. Students interested in the Automotive Program can visit mybrcc.edu or call 1-866-217-9823.