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