Welcome to Collision Repair Technology.
Instructor: Justin Todt
Industry Overview and Career Paths
If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, and enjoy working on cars, trucks, motorcycles and just about anything that rolls down the road. Then Collision Repair Technology is the right career path for you.
Collision Repair Technicians are skilled, self motivated, knowledgeable people who know how to use specialized equipment and highly technical methods to restore collision damaged vehicles.
Autobody technicians, refinish technicians (painters), body shop managers, automotive glass technicians, automotive detail technicians, and estimators are just a few of the career choices that you will have in the ever changing Collision Repair industry.
Daily Course Schedule
7:50 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. Collision Repair Technology I & II
10:29 a.m. - 10:54 a.m. Skills Hour
10:55 a.m. - 12:14 p.m. Planning Period
12:15 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Collision Repair Technology I & II
Classes are offered for adults looking for a career change, further education, or for the hobbyist. Adults have the choice to enroll in a full day schedule for 1 year or a half day schedule for 2 years.
All students must pass a safety certification test before they are permited to work in the shop area. The test is administered by the instructor and is part of the curriculum for Collision Repair Technology.
A $15 personal protective equipment fee will be charged to all students that enroll. This fee covers a respirator and filters, safety glasses, nitrile gloves, paint suit, class t-shirt and a membership into Skills USA. All of which are yours to take with you at the completion of the course.
Collision Repair Technology I : This is a basic course in collision repair. The students will learn the fundamentals of the industry. The students will learn to write a damage report, repair sheet metal, repair plastic parts, how to replace bolt on and welded on body panels, how to replace movable and stationary glass, and basic refinishing techniques. MIG welding, plasma cutting and metal fabrication will also be taught to each student. Students will work on various projects throughout the year.
Collision Repair Technology II : (Prerequisite:Collision Repair Technology I) This is an advanced course in collision repair. The students will learn more advanced skills in collision repair and refinishing. The students will learn to color match and blend base coat/clear coat operations and multi-stage finishes. Students will also learn frame and unibody repair, basic mechanical, electrical, cooling systems and a/c repair. Students will be allowed to complete tasks on their personal vehicles as well as customer vehicles.