Automotive Collision Technology


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Instructor:

Mike Edgbert


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Description:

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. 


Curriculum:

Non-Structural:

Hazardous Materials, Personal Safety, and Refinish Safety 

Trim and Hardware 

Bolted-On Part Replacement 

Movable Glass

Plastic and Composite Repair 

Lighting, Starting, and Charging Systems 

Automotive Foams 

Vehicle Construction Material Types 

Vehicle Technology and Trends 2019

Measuring Structural Damage

MIG Welding

Paint and Refinishing:

Trim and Hardware 

Corrosion Protection 

Waterborne products, Systems and Application 

Solvent products, Systems and Applications

Hazardous Airborne Pollutant Reduction 

Liquid and Solid Hazardous Waste Storage and Disposal Overview 

Detailing 


National Standards:

I-CAR: Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair

NATEF: National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation


Certifications:

ASE: Automotive Education Foundation

I-CAR: Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair

S/P2: Safety & Pollution Prevention


Articulation Agreement:

Lincoln Technical Institute-East Windsor, CT


Suggested Integrated Academic Credit:

Career Prep

Science 


Prerequisites:

Academic:

Ability to interact with text at a 9th-grade reading level (including technical documents).

Ability to assess damage and write a comprehensive repair plan.

Ability to use and perform basic arithmetic skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to create estimates for damage repair.

Technical:

Commitment to safe behavior in the shop.

Possess manual dexterity and good hand-eye coordination.

Ability to be self-directed and maintain attention to detail.

Ability to communicate and work cooperatively with others.

Ability to work safely around and with dangerous equipment including the frame machine, automotive lifts, acetylene torches, GMAW welders, plastic welders, floor jacks, flammable and hazardous materials.

Ability to actively participate on the shop floor including sustained periods of mobility and ability to physically maneuver around and under automobiles.