Automotive Collision Repair

    Automotive Collision Repair Program

    The Automotive Collision Repair program is a two-year program in which students acquire entry-level skills in the auto body repair trade. The comprehensive course covers basic welding, sheet metal dent repair, surface preparation and refinishing fundamentals. Instruction is also provided in automotive design/construction, identification and care of hand and power tools.

    Students will have an opportunity to work with the following equipment: frame machine, sanders, hydraulic power tools, grinders, panel cutters, MIG welders, paint booth, and many others.

    The program is available to both secondary and post-secondary students. Post-secondary students may qualify for financial aid.

    Students will learn personal development, work attitude and leadership skills as a part of the program and their membership in SkillsUSA, the national career and technical student organization.

    Areas of Training

    • Safety Procedures
    • Welding-OxyAcetylene Cutting & MIG
    • Body and Frame Design and Construction
    • Frame Alignment
    • Estimating and Shop Management
    • Panel Replacement
    • Basic Sheet Metal Repair and Metal Straightening
    • Glass Installation
    • Paint Mixing Systems and Surface Preparation
    • Plastics Repair
    • Modern Urethane Painting Techniques
    • Custom Paint and Body Alteration
    • Structural and Nonstructural Repair
    Automotive Collision Repair

    Robert Schulze

    Bryan Hinkle

    NATEF Standards

    NATEF Standards

    Partner Links

    Automotive Service Excellence

    I-CAR

    PPG Industries

    SkillsUSA

    Expected Earnings

    PayScale.com

    Online Payments

    Online Payments

    Career Pathways

    Program of Study
    Knowledge & Skill Statements
    Transportation Operations Credentials
    Warehousing and Distribution Center Operations Pathway
    Transportation Systems/Infrastructure Planning, Management and Regulation Pathway
    Health, Safety and Environmental Management Pathway
    Logistics Planning and Management Services Pathway
    Sales and Service Pathway
    Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance Pathway
    Transportation Operations Pathway