Automotive Collision Repair Technology
Welcome to Automotive Collision Repair
Auto Collision Repair Technology 1
This initial 10th grade course in the Collision Repair Program allows students to attain knowledge and skills specific to the collision and repair standards provided by the State Department of Education through the Career and Technical Education program. Topics covered will be work safety practices, operating a fire extinguisher, safe hand and power tool usage, basic refinishing and basic non-structural repairs such as dings, dents, scratches, and gouges. Basic math and comprehension skills along with the interest and motivation to excel in the Collision Industry are essential.
Prerequisite: Completion of 9th grade is required.
Auto Collision Repair Technology 2
Automotive Collision Repair Technology 2 covers the theory and principles of auto collision repair through classroom and lab experiences. Utilizing auto body hand and power tools, students develop skills in basic metal repair and surface preparation for refinishing. Hands-on training in metal finishing, body filling, applying undercoats, surface preparation, detailing, MIG welding, and panel removal and replacement is provided to develop skills. Students can elect to earn I-CAR Gold Class Points through the I-CAR Training Alliance and are prepped for ASE Certification tests. Students may also earn Greenville Technical College Auto Body course credit through the Jump Start Program. (*Approximate fee $25.00)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Auto Collision Repair Technology 1 with a minimum grade of 77 or teacher recommendation.
Auto Collision Repair Technology 3
Auto Collision Repair Technology 3 is a two-block course that covers the theory and principles of vehicle refinishing and major metal repair through classroom, self-study, and laboratory experiences. Students are trained in utilizing different types of refinishing equipment and paint product application techniques in a downdraft, heat-controlled paint booth. Panel alignment and basic custom painting are included for skill development. Students also learn how to diagnose and service anti-lock brake and airbag systems. Students can elect to earn I-CAR Gold Class Points through the I-CAR Training Alliance and are prepped for ASE Certification tests. (*Approximate fee $30.00)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Auto Collision Repair Technology 2 with a minimum grade of 77 or teacher recommendation.
Auto Collision Repair Technology 4 / Youth Apprenticeship
The Youth Apprentice will work in a local business/industry in the area of Auto Collision Repair. An employee of the local business industry will supervise the student. Students work three hours per school day and are paid for their work. This course is a competency based Work-Based Learning Program.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Auto Collision Repair Technology 3 with a minimum grade of 77 is required. Students will be selected through an application and interview process.