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Chief University, the training arm of Chief Automotive Technologies, has released its 2011 schedule of hands-on training courses for collision repair technicians, estimators and appraisers.
The schedule includes more than two dozen opportunities to take Chief’s new Design Based Repair course. This comprehensive class features 16 hours of instruction on the efficient, economical and proper repair of a vehicle to return it to original design specifications. The course concentrates on the use of new materials including high-strength steels, boron, aluminum and carbon fiber in modern vehicle design, as well as the proper use of OEM information and repair procedures to effect thorough, correct and safe repairs to the vehicle and its advanced safety systems.
Other Chief University classes cover computerized measuring, structural analysis and repair, steering and suspension, and collision theory.
Chief University classes are held in training centers throughout the United States and Canada. They combine classroom training with hands-on demonstrations and practice. All courses are led by professional Chief certified instructors, and most are approved for I-CAR points through the I-CAR Industry Training Alliance program. Chief training also has been certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) for compliance with the Continuing Automotive Service Education (CASE) Standards.