Participants completing either the CCC Pathways(R) Estimating Solution New User or Advanced User Training sessions are now eligible to receive up to 14 credits from the Automotive Management Institute (AMI). The relationship between CCC and AMI marks the first time AMI has given credit for training offered by an estimating software provider.
CCC Pathways is the company’s flagship estimating solution that integrates auditing, digital imaging, shop management, and frame dimensions applications into one solution.
The CCC Pathways New User Training session is designed for new users of CCC Pathways, or those looking to increase their knowledge. The session covers: creating estimates and supplements, utilizing parts and MOTOR(R) databases, digital imaging, connecting to EZNet(R), and CCC Pathways maintenance. Attendees earn 12 AMI credits.
CCC Pathways Advanced User Training is for users having three months (or more) of CCC Pathways experience, and covers: advanced estimating functions, understanding workfile and estimate statuses, parts tracking and reconciliation, EZNet communications, and correspondence and reporting. Attendees earn 14 credits.
The training is taught by CCC Regional Account Managers and is available at more than 150 nationwide CompUSA(R) locations and through Centra(R) online training. Participants can apply these AMI credits toward the 120 required to receive the Institute’s Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) designation – the first business management accreditation specifically designed for the repair facility owner/manager.
“The importance of education within the collision repair industry cannot be stressed enough,” said Mary Jo Prigge, president of Service Operations at CCC. “We know that many repairers pursue continuing education courses to keep a solid knowledge base of the tools that will help them deliver the best repairs. This relationship with AMI underscores CCC’s commitment to education in the industry. Participants get the benefit of learning CCC Pathways techniques while receiving credit toward the AAM designation.”
AMI Executive Director Toni Slaton said, “We’re pleased to provide credit for the collision estimating training session that CCC offers to its repair facility customers. This new relationship between AMI and CCC is very beneficial to service professionals and helps AMI fulfill its mission to provide and promote practical business management education tailored to the automotive service industry.”