chief_university.jpgFrom high strength steel and carbon fiber to ultra-strong adhesives and spot welds, there are several different materials and methods used on today’s vehicles. And whether you are a large dealer or a small body shop, you need to be prepared to perform repairs on all materials with the most cutting edge of technologies and skill. Chief University provides up-to-date technician training, on the latest industry advancements, with a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on learning. As the industry continues to grow, the only constant is change, and having your shop equipped with the latest tools, and your techs trained with the most up to date skill set is the key to winning in the auto body repair world.

Chief University introduces the first all-encompassing, hands-on collision repair class focused on joining technologies. The one-day Chief University Joining Technologies class is designed to provide estimators and appraisers a thorough understanding of the current welding, riveting and adhesive bonding and removal technologies being used in today’s shops.

The Joining Technologies course is a combination of classroom and hands-on experiences in several new joining disciplines. Each student will have the opportunity to participate in the following exercises:Chief University Joining Technologies Virtual Welder.jpg

  • Perform steel and aluminum welding and brazing on Chief’s virtual welder.
  • Install and remove self-piercing rivets and flow-form screws.
  • Install blind rivets.
  • Perform structural weld bonding and debonding.
  • Perform spot welds with and without adhesive.
  • See a demonstration of carbon fiber repair.

Chief University training is certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) for compliance with the Continuing Automotive Service Education (CASE) Standards. The new Chief University Joining Technologies class is approved for I-CAR credit hours through the I-CAR Industry Training Alliance® program.

Chief University class offerings are updated frequently. For the most up-to-date schedule, course descriptions and to register, visit