Automotive Collision Repair & Refinish

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Occupation Opportunities
  Auto Collision Technician
  Auto Refinish Technician
  Auto Body Damage Estimator

Certification Opportunities
  Safety and Pollution Prevention (S/P2)
  Student ASE certifications
  National Automotive Student Skills
  Standards Assessment

Credits for this Program Include:
Year 1
  Auto Body Technology I (1 Credit)
  Auto Body Technology II (2 Credits)

Year 2
  Auto Body Technology III (3 Credits)
Preferred Aptitudes
  Physical endurance
  Tolerance for noise, fumes, dirt and dust

The first year includes a study of related hand and power tools, vehicle construction, metal working, metal cutting (plasma and torch), MIG welding, basic of paint spraying
equipment, priming with high volume/low pressure (HVLP) equipment, and repairing, replacing, and adjusting damaged vehicle components. Second-year study includes structural damage and repair, analyzing damage and estimating repair costs, customer relations, plastic repair, and the prepping and application of the newest automotive paint materials. Through the ASE Education Foundation, an opportunity also exists for qualifying students to apprentice full-time at an automotive repair facility in the summer after the first year and part-time during the second year of the program.