AUTOMOTIVE COLLISION REPAIR

In Automotive Collision Repair, the student will learn not only the correct procedures to repair damaged vehicles but also customization techniques. Students will learn how to repair “fender benders” and so much more: for example, airbrushed designs, painting techniques in a state-of-the-art downdraft paint booth, and even glass installation. Students will test for the ability to earn valuable I-CAR Certifications, as well.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE: 

  • Auto Body Technician

  • Frame Technician

  • Insurance Adjuster

  • Insurance Appraiser

  • Painter

  • Parts Recycler

  • Shop Owner

  • Welder

 

CURRICULUM

 

Automotive Collision Repair I

Grades: 10-12 / Approximate Feees: $40
Prerequisite: None
This introductory course includes training in metal straightening, MIG welding, plastic repair, and detailing. Basic repair techniques and work safety are emphasized as students learn to repair, replace, adjust, and install trim and accessories. Students also learn to research and purchase used vehicles for quality repair. Formal classroom instruction comprises approximately twenty percent of course time.

Automotive Collision RepaiR  II

Grades: 11-12 / Approximate Fees: $40
Prerequisite: Completion of Automotive Collision Repair I with minimum grade of 80 or Director approval This course offers advanced study of the automotive repair service through work in the lab on metalworking, panel replacement and basic body alignment skills, refinishing, painting, and detailing. The measuring, pulling, and straightening of collision cars is studied.

Automotive Collision Repair III

Grades: 11-12 / Approximate Fees: $40
Prerequisite: Completion of Automotive Collision Repair II with minimum grade of 80 or Director approval
The study of automotive repair is covered in this course through advanced projects. Skills to be enhanced are problem solving, estimating repair cost, glass installation, and body and frame alignment. Students learn to mix paint to match manufacturer specifications and apply paint in the downdraft paint booth.