Auto Collision Technology Program

  • Automotive Collision Repair Technology majors get jobs such as:  auto body paint repair assistants, stock clerks, and delivery personnel in parts and supply stores.  With advanced education, students may become a body repair, frame repair, or paint technician, an insurance claims adjuster, a wholesale parts representative, collision shop owner, or repair instructor.


    Automotive Collision Repair Technology 1     602083CD

    Grades 10 – 12                                                 

    2 units

    Prerequisite: None

    This course will prepare students to repair the body and fenders of automobiles and light commercial vehicles under the supervision of an experienced automobile body repair technician. Students will receive an introduction to auto body construction, while learning the proper use of power tools, hand tools, and consumable materials needed to return a vehicle to its pre-accident appearance. There is a lab fee for this program.  Fees for this program will be used to purchase safety equipment that the student can keep upon completing the program.

    Automotive Collision Repair Technology 2     602183CD

    Grades 11 – 12                                                 

    2 units

    Prerequisite: Automotive Collision Repair Technology 1 

    This course provides additional experience in the techniques of repairing an automobile and emphasizes the principles of the newest procedures, such as welding of plastic and high strength steels, complex, custom spraying methods, frame strengthening, and door skin bonding.  Instruction includes business management and collision estimating.  Students will complete projects and see repaired vehicles driven in the community.  Quality workmanship, pride, and job readiness are stressed.  There is a lab fee for this program. Fees for this program will be used to purchase safety equipment that the student can keep upon completing the program.  Students may also earn ASE or I-CAR certification.  

    Automotive Collision Repair Technology 3     602283CD

    Grades 11 – 12                                                 

    2 units

    Prerequisite: Automotive Collision Repair Technology 2 and teacher recommendation

    Students who have successfully completed the Level 1 and Level 2 courses have the option of registering for Level 3 with the recommendation of the teacher. Curriculum continues beyond level 2 and may include internship opportunities.