Auto Collision & Repair Technology I
Prerequisite: Min 2.0 GPA; 90% attendance record; reading, writing, and math at 10th grade level; strong mechanical aptitude.
Recommended: Industrial arts, metalwork, art and computer skills. This course is the first year of a two-year program designed to prepare students for entry-level jobs repairing and refinishing collision damaged vehicles. Employment opportunities exist in automotive dealerships, independent repair shops, specialty shops or fleet operations. Emphasis is placed on classroom instruction during the first year of the program while students work toward industry-recognized certifications from the Inter-Industry on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR), Pittsburg Paint and Glass (PPG), and Audatex Estimating System (APD). Lab experiences develop personal pride and craftsmanship using hand tools, power tools, welding and refinishing equipment.
Auto Collision & Repair Technology II
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Auto Collision and Repair Technology I with a minimum of a C grade and 90% attendance. This course is the second year of a two-year program designed to further develop the skills needed for entry-level or advanced positions in the automotive collision industry. Employment opportunities demand trained technicians who can use the changing technology in the auto collision field. Students will spend the majority of their time in the lab mastering the technical skills necessary to repair customer-owned, late-model vehicles with collision damage.
College Credit: Agreements with the Metropolitan Community Colleges enable qualified students to earn up to 26 hours of college credit during the two-year Auto Collision Technology Program.