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Chief University Introduces Updated Design Based Repair Course

Technicians and estimators will learn the latest in new vehicle construction through this interactive course.


Chief University, the training arm of Chief Automotive Technologies and Elektron, has updated its Design Based Repair course to cover the advanced metals and construction methods used in today’s vehicles. The new Design Based Repair course is offered as part of Chief University’s 2015 schedule, which includes more than 80 collision repair and estimating classes held across the country.

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“Design Based Repair, one of our flagship courses, provides an in-depth look at new vehicle materials and design,” says Ken Boylan, global training manager. “The information presented better equips collision repair professionals to return damaged vehicles to original specifications. Since OEMs are continuously utilizing new metals and manufacturing techniques, the Design Based Repair course must be regularly updated with new procedures.”

Changes to the Design Based Repair course for 2015 include the introduction of new sections covering advanced high-strength steels and structural aluminum. In addition to providing an overview of the growing uses of these metals in vehicle construction, Design Based Repair includes proper welding techniques for each.


The updated Design Based Repair content focuses on new vehicles up to and including the 2015 model year. The two-day course also features a new presentation designed to maximize attendees’ time in the classroom.

“We completely revamped the Design Based Repair presentation to be more interactive, so technicians, estimators and appraisers leave with a better understanding of the vehicles they are going to encounter in their shops this year and beyond,” says Boylan.

The fee for the new Design Based Repair course is $655, which includes training materials and a certificate of completion.

For a complete, up-to-date schedule of Chief University classes, click here.

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