Automotive Collision Technology
Course Descriptions | Degree Requirements | Certificate Requirements | Club Activities
The Automotive Collision and Refinishing Technology program prepares you for a career in structural and non-structural collision repair, refinishing, estimating, upholstery, paintless dent repair, glass installing, and custom body and refinishing.
This program teaches you to remove and replace exterior and interior panels, glass, and hardware; straighten frames and unibodies; weld panels and structural parts; repair electrical, brakes, suspension, and drive components damaged in a collision; estimate collision repair costs; repair plastics and fiberglass; and customize the body and finish of a vehicle.
The program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). You can receive I-CAR (Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) Gold Class points for completing most courses if you earn degree-of-trade competency in each unit. We encourage you to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification, and we offer a paid apprenticeship for high school students through AYES (Automotive Youth Education System).
As a student in this program, you will become a member of the “Skills USA” VICA club and participate in a number of leadership activities and competitions.