AUTO COLLISION REPAIR TECHNOLOGY
ABOUT THE PROGRAM OF STUDY
The Automotive Collision Repair Technology program is designed to prepare students to repair automobiles and light commercial vehicles under the supervision of an experienced automotive collision repair technician. Automotive Collision Repair Technology students receive instruction in frame alignment, surface finishing, and shop management. Upon successful completion of the program standards, the student will have the opportunity to acquire I-CAR Pro Level 1, be prepared for postsecondary education, and entrylevel automotive collision repair-related careers. Program standards are based on ASE, Vehicle Manufacturers, and I-CAR industry standards.
Degrees and Certifications:
AUTO COLLISION REPAIR TECHNOLOGY: 1
Level: CP Credit: 2 Grade: 10-11
This course introduces students to the high-skill world of the auto collision repair technician. Students are taught beginning-level paint preparation and refinishing. Paint preparation covers sanding, masking, environmental concerns, shop safety, and priming. Refinishing introduces the student to spray gun adjustment, set-up, paint mixing, and the application of single-stage, base coats, and tri-stage paint systems.
AUTO COLLISION REPAIR TECHNOLOGY: 2
Level: CP Credit: 2 Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Automotive Collision Repair Technology 1 and Teacher recommendation
This course completes the Auto Collision Repair program. Students will develop skills in sheet metal straightening, sheet metal replacement, detailing, and structural measuring. Metal straightening includes repairing small dents with body filler and preparation for primer. Sheet metal replacement is the removal and replacement of hoods, deck lids, doors and bumpers. Detailing consists of color sanding, buffing, and interior detailing. Students develop structural measuring skills by using the Measuring System. Second semester is dedicated to live repairs and the students can repair their own vehicles during this time.
Students will be provided the opportunity and the knowledge to be prepared for the following industry recognized certifications:
- S/P2 - Auto Collision Repair
- I-CAR Curriculum
- ASE: Auto Collision Repair - Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair
- ASE: Auto Collision Repair - Painting and Refinishing
WORK-BASED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Students are encouraged to complete WBL experiences with Mike Reichenbach Ford. These experiences give the students an opportunity to "test drive" a career. This empowers the student with the knowledge that they love the career or that it may not be for them, allowing them to change course to a career that best fit them. Either way the student will save time and money. If they love it the student will already have experience, contacts, references for the industry allowing them to start earning money sooner and likely at a higher than entry level. If they don't love it the student will not waist any more time pursuing a career that is not a good fit for them.
AUTO COLLISION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Career and Technical Education Advisory Committees are made up of volunteers who agree to serve as advisors to one or more career and technical programs. Members include representatives from business, labor, community agencies, faculty, students and other members. The primary purpose of advisory committees is to provide direction and guidance for the specific career and technical area within the school to strengthen and enhance the success of CTE programs. By working closely with the business and labor communities, we continue to provide high quality workforce training and education to our students so they will succeed in today's job market.
The committees support and strengthen the partnership between business, labor, the community, and education. The committees make recommendations that will strengthen and help to expand the curriculum to improve the quality of program(s). Members provide valuable input in areas such as curriculum development, industry relevant certifications, student recruitment and placement, staff development, equipment and software recommendations.