Auto Collision Repair Technology

Auto Collision Repair
This course provides an excellent opportunity for any student
planning on pursuing a career or degree in any of the following
Collision Technician
Shop Owner/Shop Manager
Factory Related Worker
Automotive Repair Service
Body Customizer Custom/Restoration
Automotive Painter
Students will have the opportunity to develop entry level job skills in the Automotive Collision Repair industry. This is a two-year program open to sophomores, juniors and
seniors. Automotive Collision Repair includes classroom and laboratory experiences concerned with all phases of the repair of damaged vehicle bodies and frames, including
metal straightening; smoothing areas by filing, grinding, or sanding; painting; and replacement of body components including trim. Instruction also includes minor frame
diagnosis, color-mixing, and computerized estimating of repair costs. Additional academic skills taught in this course include precision measurement and mathematical
calibrations as well as scientific principles related to adhesive compounds, color-mixing, abrasive materials, metallurgy, and composite materials. Fiberglass and plastic repairs
are incorporated as well.
Students receive an overview of job possibilities as well as learn various types of automobile construction. Names, uses and maintenance procedures for a variety of tools and
equipment are covered. Focuses on general collision repair, refinishing, and shop safety procedures with an emphasis on personal and environmental safety issues. Students also
learn the proper handling and disposal of hazardous materials. Students experience basic MIG Welding and Oxy Fuel cutting. Students learn surface preparation, spray gun
operation and related equipment, paint mixing, matching and applying, solving paint application problems, finish defects, causes and cure and safety precautions. Advanced
students perform measuring, panel replacement and advance refinishing. Dual college credits are available in this course with Vincennes University automotive program.
Students have the opportunity to take and pass ASE tests. With the continually evolving complexity of the Automotive Collision Industry we encourage students to attend postsecondary educational programs to further their education. Suggested classes to prepare for success in this course are applied math, applied science, and any
technology education courses.
Dual college credits are available in this course with Vincennes University. With the continually evolving complexity of the Information Technology Industry we encourage
students to attend post-secondary educational programs to further their education.
Career and Technical Student Organization:
(Skills USA) Students participate in community service projects and
various skill competitions through Skills USA. Through these activities,
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students develop leadership and organizational skills, team building,
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Please call Student Services for more information
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