Collision Repair

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.

Major Units of Study:

- 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

Career Opportunities:

- Automobile and Truck Painter

- Body Damage Appraiser

- Collision Repair Specialist

- Frame Repairer

- Painters Assistant

- Parts Department Manager

- Service Writer

Continuing Education Opportunities:

- Apprenticeships

- Automotive Appraiser School

- College

- Military Services

- Technical Schools

Recommended Career-Related Courses:

- Advance Design Applications

- Technical Design

- Technical Impacts and Issues

- Math Electives beyond Algebra II/DA

- Accounting

- Business Principles and Practice

- Business Communications and Keyboarding

- Internship

- 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.

Collision Repair Specialists