Collision Repair Technology

/Collision Repair Technology
Collision Repair Technology2019-10-14T13:52:18+00:00
Damaged arts and spot repair
Repairing damaged parts
Filling damaged areas with solder
Refinish with a primer coat
Program Costs

* Program costs subject to change

Industry Credentials

ASE
ICAR
Simulated Workplace

The Collision Repair Technology major trains the students to repair or replace damaged parts and spot repair or completely refinish automobile bodies.

Collision Repair Technology Badge

Collision Repair Technology concentration focuses on careers that will build a knowledge base and technical skills in all aspects of the Collision Repair industry. Students will have the opportunity to earn certifications and be exposed to skills to develop positive work ethics.

What are the classes about?

In the fundamentals of Collision Repair Technology class, areas of study include career opportunities and practices, integrated academics, knowledge of tools and equipment, panel straightening techniques, parts replacement, and introduction to vehicle preparation.
Safety instruction is integrated into all activities.

What skills will students learn?

  • Estimate the cost of a repair job
  • Pound out small dents with a hammer, pick hammer, or punch
  • Straight bent or twisted frames/Weld metal parts
  • Working in adverse noisy/dirty environments
  • Remove parts to gain access to vehicle body and fenders
  • Remove, repair, or replace fenders, doors, or other body parts
  • Fill damaged areas with solder or plastic body fillers
  • Fill, grind, sand, and smooth filled or repaired surfaces
  • Refinish with a primer coat, sand and paint with a finish coat
  • Aim headlights and align wheels

Students will also perform “live work” for customers which provides them with valuable experience in prepping and painting, welding, and metal straightening. Academic’s focus on basic math skills and technical writing.

What Credentials are available?

Students can test for an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification and I-Car Certification

What jobs/job titles are available to the students after graduation?

  • Collision Repair Technician

What work skills will be needed for these jobs?

  • Team Player
  • Mathematical
  • Strong Concentration and Focus
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Understand Math and Physics
  • Detail oriented
  • Scientific
  • Persistent
  • Troubleshoot Problems
  • Self-Motivated
  • Problem Solver
  • Lift Heavy Loads

What skills should a student have to be successful in your program?

Physically (sitting, standing, lifting) demanding with the need for hard work in a stressful and active environment. Someone who enjoys being around automobiles and is meticulous in working towards finishing structural damage to the car. Students will also need to be drug free.

Program Requirements

Students must pass curriculum safety component to continue in the program.

Currently hold or eligible to obtain a valid driver’s license

For Adult General Admission Requirements, click here.

Simulated Workplace Requirements

This program participates in the Simulated Workplace environment. For details and requirements, click here

Technology Requirements

Students will be provided with any technology instruction, devices and software required.

Student Organization

Students may enroll in SkillsUSA.

Program Length

2 Academic Years (22 months)  – 1080 clock hours (Secondary & Adult part-time enrollment)

1 Academic Year (10 months)  – 1080 clock hours (Adult full-time enrollment)

Consisting of eight (8), nine-week courses of 135 clock hours each

Schedule of Courses

Course Frequency:  Each course offered once each academic year

Secondary & Adult Part-time schedule shown below.

Adult Full-time schedule includes the 1st year schedule in the morning and the 2nd year schedule in the afternoon

Course Descriptions

1671 Fundamentals of Collision Repair

This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills as they relate to the field of Collision Repair Technology. In the Fundamentals of Collision Repair Technology class areas of study include career opportunities and practices, integrated academics, knowledge of tools and equipment, panel straightening techniques, and introduction to vehicle preparation. Safety instruction is integrated into all activities. Students utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in hands-on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1675 Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair will continue to build student skill sets in non- structural analysis and repair of metal and composite parts. Students will utilize integrated academics, problem-solving techniques, and manipulative skills while completing lab activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Safety instruction is integrated into all activities. Students utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in hands-on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1677 Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

Structural Analysis and Damage Repair will continue to build student skill sets in frame and unibody type vehicles using welding techniques, measuring equipment, and frame machines. Students utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in hands-on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1679 Surface Preparation and Refinishing

Surface Preparation and Refinishing will continue to build student skill sets in preparing a surface for refinishing; inspect, clean and operate spraying equipment; detail a vehicle; and diagnose finish defects. Students utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in hands-on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1674 Refinishing Techniques

The Skill Sets in this course are representative of the basic knowledge included in a Career and Technical Collision Repair Technology Program of Study. Incorporated into this course are elements of advanced refinishing skills necessary for a career in the collision repair industry. This course is recommended as an Elective in Collision Repair Technology.

1673 Mechanical and Electrical Components

The Skill Sets in this course are representative of the basic knowledge included in a Career and Technical Collision Repair Technology Program of Study. Incorporated into this course are elements of introductory knowledge and skills necessary for mechanical and electrical repairs as they apply to Collision Repair Technology. This course is recommended as an Elective in Collision Repair Technology.

1672 Detailing and Interior Parts

The Skill Sets in this course are representative of the basic knowledge included in a Career and Technical Collision Repair Technology Program of Study. Incorporated into this course are elements of introductory knowledge and skills necessary in detailing and interior parts for those enrolled in Collision Repair Technology. This course is recommended as an Elective in Collision Repair Technology.

1676 Custom Finishing Processes

The Skill Sets in this course are representative of the basic knowledge included in a Career and Technical Collision Repair Technology Program of Study. Incorporated into this course are elements of advanced custom finishing processes and skills necessary for a career in the collision repair industry. This course is recommended as an Elective in Collision Repair Technology.