AUTO BODY AND COLLISION REPAIR
The Auto Body/Collision Repair program at the Career & Technology Center is a two year program for students who are interested in a variety of careers available in the Collision Repair industry. Instruction is provided through the industry standard I-CAR curriculum which includes over 200 collision repair standards.
During their first year students will study:
FCR01 - Fundamentals of Collision RepairTRM01 – Trim and Hardware ProgramDAM03 – Mechanical Systems AnalysisEXT01 – Exterior Panel Repair and Replacement ProgramDAM10 – Exterior Panels Damage AnalysisSTS01 – Straightening Steel ProgramDAM11 – Restraint Systems Damage AnalysisWCS01 – Steel GMA (MIG) WeldingWCS04 – Squeeze-Type Resistance Spot WeldingDAM12 – Unitized Structures and Full Frame Damage AnalysisEXT02 – Exterior Panel Repair and Replacement ProgramDAM01 – Vehicle Identification, Estimating Systems and Terminology
During their second year students will study:
WKR01 – Hazardous Materials, Personal Safety, and Refinish SafetyREF01 – Refinishing Program 1REF02 – Refinishing Program 2REF03 – Color Theory, Application, Tinting and BlendingREF04 - Refinishing Program 4REF07 – Waterborne Products, Systems and ApplicationCPS01 – Corrosion Protection ProgramMEA01 – Measuring ProgramSSS01 – Structural Straightening Steel ProgramPLA03 – Plastic and Composite Repair
A third year of extended technical studies is available and is individualized to focus on technical knowledge and skills that are specific to individual career goals. Students often supplement instruction with internships or apprenticeships in local shops working with lead technicians to develop proficiency.
SPS01 – Steel Unibody Front and Rear Rails, Floors, and Front StructureSPS02 – Steel Unibody A-, B-, C-, D-Pillars, and Rocker Panels
SPS08 – Steel Full-Frame Technologies and Repair
The essential curriculum objectives for the Auto Body/Collision Repair program are available at http://www.fcpsteach.org/docs/auto_body.pdf
Graduates of the AutoBody/Collision Repair program are encouraged to go on to post-secondary education at technical colleges or pursue a four year degree that will compliment their automotive interests. (See the career options page)
Mathematics, (including algebra) and a strong physical science & c hemistry background can be an advantage for students who want to pursue a career in the AutoBody/Collision Repair field.
Students who are accepted to the program are expected to supply the following items. Specifics will be provided at parent/student orientation. For students/parents who are concerned about the ability to provide these items because of financial constraints, please contact the instructor regarding options
- Leather w ork boots
- Organic vapor welding respirator
- Organic vapor respirator
- Rubber mixing gloves
- 1/4” shallow and deep metric socket set
- 3/8” shallow and deep metric socket set
- 8MM-20MM metric wrench set
- #2 straight screwdriver
- #2 phillips screwdriver
- T-15 torx screwdriver
- Starting hammer & dolly set
- Sanding block and long board
Brad Ologsdon sales representative for the 3-M Automotive Aftermarket Division visited the Collision Repair Program. He demonstrated 3-Ms latest innovation the Dynamic Mixing System developed as a more environmentally friendly method of mixing and applying two part automotive body fillers. This new technology allows technicians to precisely combine the correct amounts of filler to catalyst avoiding over and under catalyzed areas and then dispenses the exact amount of filler needed for each job with zero waste, saving the technician time, improving work quality and reducing the environmental impact of our industry. Thanks Mr. Logsdon for coming and sharing this new technology with our students and letting us try out the dispensing gun and product to better prepare our students for their careers.
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