Collision Repair Technology

Program Overview

The Collision Repair Technology course is based on an occupational analysis of the auto body field and reflects the entry-level job requirements of Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) and the Automotive Collision Technology standards. The Collision Repair Technology program is designed to give each student the knowledge, understanding and training needed to secure a position in the collision repair field and/or enter a post-secondary institution.

Using state-of-the-art equipment, students are taught metal arc welding/cutting, metal repair, corrosion protection, masking, refinishing, undercoating, unibody inspection, and detailing. They are also taught safety compliance, proper use of tools, and equipment identification. Additionally, students learn details of electrical systems and suspensions, and continuously review safety resources, refinishing, and basic welding.

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Educational & Physical Attributes Expectations
Program Safety & Physical Considerations
  • Safety focus around moving equipment, hand tools, power tools
  • Ability to work independently, read and follow directions
  • Ability to work with potentially toxic fumes in a dusty environment
  • Good eye/hand coordination
  • Stamina to stand for long periods of time
  • Problem solving skills
  • Any type of respiratory condition would be a concern
Essential APTITUDES for this lab–Recommended Levels
  • Math skills
  • Reading Comprehension & Writing Skills
  • Science Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Eye/hand/foot coordination
  • Finger and manual dexterity
  • Form perception, spatial relationships
  • Troubleshooting
  • Complex problem solving
  • Time Management
  • Willingness to regularly wear masks and other safety protection
  • Explain the main ideas or draw accurate conclusions after reading text
  • Follow a complex multi–step procedure independently
  • Comprehend written text and apply it to understand tables, charts, and other visuals
  • Learn and apply content–specific symbols correctly
  • Apply content–specific vocabulary correctly
  • Identify and explain how different ideas connect throughout text
  • Read and understand diagnostic and schematic data to solve a problem
  • Compare & contrast information in a text
  • Summarize information from different written resources
  • By the end of grades 9–10 & 11–12 read & comprehend technical texts independently & proficiently
  • Textbook: I–Car Series, Average grade reading level: 13.38
  • Textbook: Auto Body Repair Technology, Sixth Edition, Average grade reading level: 13.05
  • Write with a sharp, distinct focus identifying topic, task, and audience
  • Develop and analyze the topic with relevant, well–chosen, and sufficient facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience‚Äôs knowledge of the topic
  • Use precise language and domain–specific vocabulary to manage the complexity of the topic
  • Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone
  • Produce clear & coherent writing
  • Develop and strengthen writing by brainstorming, revising, editing & rewriting
  • Write with awareness to audience using program–specific vocabulary
  • Write routinely over short/long time frames for a range of tasks, purposes & audiences
  • Clearly convey with precision step–by–step work completed
  • Write fast–paced, accurate work reports
  • Use technology to produce, publish or share writing
Math Levels

    Numbers and Operations:

  • Grade 6 – Fluency in operations with whole numbers and decimals
  • Grade 6 – Fraction computations
  • Grade 6 – Representing negative values
  • Grade 7 – Fluency in rational number operations (whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and negative counterparts)
  • Grade 7 – Percent and ratio problems
  • Algebra 1 – Problem solving with real world units, including conversions
  • Measurement:

  • NG – Units: English Metric Precision: nearest mm
  • Data and Probability:

  • Algebra 1 – Interpret data on various displays – use to make predictions
Theory Time
  • 1 hour/day
Lab Time
  • 4– 4.5 hours/day
  • 1–2 assignments/week
  • Study for tests
  • 1–2 projects per marking period
  • 3–4 tests/quizzes per marking period
  • Industry Certifications
    • OSHA 10 certification
    • ICAR PDP S/P2
    • NOCTI (mandatory for all CTE programs)
POS Academics and Electives Recommended
  • College Prep English & Math are a component of the DCTS program
Study & Other Skills
  • Responsible
  • Note taking skills
  • Good attendance
Technology Skills/Knowledge
  • Use and navigate school–issued laptop
  • Web navigation
  • Email management
  • Navigate learning management system and instructional technology tools
  • Video conferencing
  • Database navigation
  • Use and navigate industry–specific electronic diagnostic equipment
Certifications Offered
  • OSHA 10 certification
  • NOCTI (mandatory for all CTE programs)
Post–Secondary Options and Continuing Ed

    SOAR Articulations

  • Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology– 12 credits
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology– 10 credits