Collision Repair Technology

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CIP Code: 47.0603
Instructor: Mr. Dressler

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.

Is this Career Right For You?

  • Have an interest in cars?
  • Would you like to learn the engineering aspect of automotives?
  • Are you interested in body repair work and applying paint finishes?
  • Do you enjoy mechanical, electrical, or computer systems?
  • Do you have a mechanical aptitude?

Inside the Industry

Automotive Body & Related Repairs $50,000
Automotive Glass Installers & Repairers $33,950
Painters, Transportation Equipment $59,490
Supervisor, Mechanics & Repairers $67,340



Collision and Refinishing students at work., photo 1     Collision and Refinishing students at work, photo 2     Collision and Refinishing students at work, photo 3





 Possible Careers 

  • Automotive Refinish Technician
  • Automotive Body Technician
  • Automotive Body & Related Repairers
  • First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers & Repairers
  • Cleaners of Vehicles & Equipment
  • Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary
  • Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School

 Potential Certifications 

  • S/P2 Safety & Pollution Prevention
  • S/P2 Collision Repair & Refinish Safety
  • I-CAR (numerous certifications)
  • Refrigerant Recycling and Recovery
  • OSHA-10
  • Employability: Interviewing Skills

 Statewide Articulation Agreements