Collision Repair Technology

  • In Collision Repair Technology, students gain experience by working on actual vehicles. Students in this program wash, wax, detail, sand, prime, paint, repair dents, fabricate with metal, weld metal and aluminum, as well as perform adhesive repairs on plastics, and complete their own damage repair estimates with the help of a computer program.  In addition to these technical skills students will learn “soft skills” such as customer service, job interview, resume writing, communication, teamwork, and other valuable employability skills. Students will also participate in our career tech student organization SkillsUSA. This organization gives students the opportunity to become better student leaders and to compete in our leadership and technical contests on the District, State and National levels.

     

    Course Offerings:

    Freshmen (1 hr class):  Fundamentals of Automotive and Collision Repair

    1st year:  Intro to Collision Repair, Refinishing Technician A

    2nd year: Non-Structural Technician A, Refinishing Technician B

    3rd year:  Non-Structural Technician B, Refinishing Technician C

     

    Career Opportunities:  Detailer, Frame Technician, Body repair Technician, Refinishing Technician, Damage Appraiser, Parts Manager, Insurance Adjuster, as well as numerous refinishing and welding opportunities in area plants and factories such as Polaris and Toyota.

     

    Earning Potential:  $10.00 per hour for entry level employees to $200,000 plus for experienced technicians.

     

    Career Tech Student Organization:  SkillsUSA

     

    Industry Certifications:  I-CAR Gold Class Certification, ASE Student Certification, and EPA Area Source Rule Training Certification