Collision Repair

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:

  • Safety
  • FCR01 - Fundamentals of Collision Repair
    TRM01 – Trim and Hardware Program
    DAM03 – Mechanical Systems Analysis
    EXT01 – Exterior Panel Repair and Replacement Program
    DAM10 – Exterior Panels Damage Analysis
    STS01 – Straightening Steel Program
    DAM11 – Restraint Systems Damage Analysis
    WCS01 – Steel GMA (MIG) Welding
    WCS04 – Squeeze-Type Resistance Spot Welding
    DAM12 – Unitized Structures and Full Frame Damage Analysis
    EXT02 – Exterior Panel Repair and Replacement Program
    DAM01 – Vehicle Identification, Estimating Systems and Terminology
     

    During their second year students will study:

     

  • WKR01 – Hazardous Materials, Personal Safety, and Refinish Safety
    REF01 – Refinishing Program 1
    REF02 – Refinishing Program 2
    REF03 – Color Theory, Application, Tinting and Blending
    REF04 - Refinishing Program 4
    REF07 – Waterborne Products, Systems and Application
    CPS01 – Corrosion Protection Program
    MEA01 – Measuring Program
    SSS01 – Structural Straightening Steel Program
    PLA03 – 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 Structure
    SPS02   – 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

3M Demonstration

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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Mechanical/Technical Programs