Auto Body Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology is a two-year program in which students learn about ever-changing materials, methods, and technology in this high-paying industry. Students explore career opportunities as well as participate in a work-based learning experience at various local collision repair centers.
Refinishing – Year One
Students learn how to repair and refinish today’s vehicles and return them to pre-accident condition. They use single-stage paint, base coat clear coat as well as three-stage pearl finishes. From preparing for paint to spraying paint and adding the final details, students learn what is needed to get cars looking good again. Students also work towards obtaining an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification.
Collision Repair – Year Two
Students repair damaged vehicles back to pre-accident condition. They learn the proper way to repair vehicles per the manufacturer’s recommendations. Students perform high-tech welding methods such as MIG and STRSW as well as Nitrogen plastic welding. Additionally, students will create damage appraisals, calculate repair costs and establish estimates. Students can work towards obtaining an Automotive Service Excellence
The program is accredited by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).