4 Credits per semester
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Automotive Collision Repair Technology 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; concealment of imperfections; painting; and replacement of body components including trim. Instruction should also emphasize computerized frame diagnosis, computerized 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.
Students will receive instruction in the following areas: Frame Structural Repair Technology, Panel Repair/Replacement Technology, Plastics Repair, Refinishing Technology, Estimating and Mig Welding.
Students will need to complete an online safety training prior to being able to be in the lab.
(NATEF and I-CAR) The program is certified by NATEF (National Automotive Training Education Foundation) which administers the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification process. They use I-CAR and NATEF recommended curriculum materials.