The Automotive Collision program offers the opportunity for students to learn and practice all aspects of the automotive collision industry. Students will learn how to analyze damage and write estimates on CCC estimating software, repair body damage, remove and align body panels, repair bumper covers with Polyvance Nitrogen plastic welders and 3M repair procedures and more, during the non-structural/structural classes. The paint and refinishing classes offer learning opportunities for students such as; mixing and matching paint using our computerized mixing bank and scales, applying etching primers, primer surfacers, sealers, base and topcoats using professional HVLP spray guns in our downdraft Devilbiss paint booth. Steel MIG welding is also a priority during both years to earn a I-CAR MIG (GMAW) welding certification. Partnerships with local shops provide students with first-hand experience into the industry. Students who complete the program can further their education or enter into the workforce as a collision technician, damage estimator, automotive refinisher and more.
Is this program a fit?
- Working with cars
- Working with my hands
- Working with people and customer service
I am able to:
Critically Think - assessing damaged vehicles and what it will take to repair, including cost
Maintain Physical Dexterity - moving around a vehicle and into small spaces
Pay Attention to Detail - having a good eye for detail to get a car looking like new
Perform Technical Skills - using a wide range of tools and dangerous equipment safely
I am comfortable with:
Math - arithmetic skills including multiplication and division
Reading - interacting with technical documents
STEM - science, technology, engineering, mathematic
Writing - creating comprehensive damage repair plans