The Collision Repair course is designed to give students a thorough knowledge of the repair of damaged automobiles and trucks. The Collision Repair technologist is a skilled craftsman that repairs damaged vehicles and restores them to pre-accident condition. This includes conventional and unitized body structural damage and paint refinishing (including single and two-stage painting).
Collision Repair is approved as a Completer Program (a graduation requirement option).
NOTE: Students must pass the physical requirements indicated in the Respirator Protection Plan.
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The Collision Repair Technology Program is NATEF Certified. NATEF or National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation is the educational arm of the Automotive Service Excellence organization (ASE) which insures that automotive-based programs operate to industry standards.
- Work with computerized diagnostic equipment and hydraulic lifts
- Learn to use a wide variety of tools, such as wrenches, DA sanders, air file grinders, and drills
- Straighten bent bodies, replace or repair parts, and remove dents
- Remove and replace glass, power seats, and power windows
- Identify and use proper paint spray equipment, such as gravity fed HVLP guns
- Learn to identify needed repairs and prepare estimates
- Car-O-Line frame repair
- Custom painting
- Automobile and Truck Painter
- Body Damage Appraiser
- Collision Repair Specialist
- Frame Repairer
- Painters Assistant
- Parts Department Manager
- Service Writer
- Automotive Appraiser School
- Military Services
- Technical Schools
- Advance Design Applications
- Technical Design
- Technical Impacts and Issues
- Math Electives beyond Algebra II/DA
- Business Principles and Practice
- Business Communications and Keyboarding
- Public Speaking
For more information about careers in the cosmetology field, please check out this link to the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.