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Automotive Collision Technology Technician


Breathe life into mangled vehicles by restoring them to pristine condition! Assess, estimate, repair, and refinish a wide range of vehicles using current welding, sanding, and painting techniques. Operate the same advanced equipment as automotive professionals. The Automotive Collision Technology Technician program prepares students to earn ASE certification in the Refinishing B-2 test.

This program offers classroom and shop experiences in all phases of the repair of damaged auto bodies, fenders, and frames. Skills are developed in metal welding and cutting, straightening, filing, grinding, and sanding for concealment of imperfections. Painting and replacement of auto body parts and components are taught. Instruction also includes use of parts and repair manuals, price lists, and flat rate manuals for estimating and pricing repairs to customers. Recordkeeping, shop safety, housekeeping, and employability are related skills covered in the program.

Laboratory activities are an integral part of this program. The tools, materials, and processes used in this laboratory are similar to those used in industry.

The following table illustrates the program structure:

Course #

OCP

Course Name

Hours

ARR0140

A

Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing Helper/Assistant

150

ARR0141

A

Automotive Collision Refinishing Technician

450

ARR0312

B

Non-Structural Damage Repair Technician

300

ARR0022

C

Damage Analysis and Estimating

75

ARR0112

D

Automotive Collision Welding, Cutting & Joining

75

ARR0295

E

Structural Damage Repair Technician

350

TOTAL HOURS

1400

Hours

1,400 hours
Approximately 13 months
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

What You’ll Learn

  • Introduction to Collision and Body Repair
  • Outer Body Panels and Construction
  • Automotive Welding
  • Estimating
  • Unibody and Frame Straightening
  • Employability Skills
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Surface Preparation of Vehicles
  • Preparation and Metal Finishing
  • Plastics and S.M.C. Repair
  • Spray Equipment and Automotive Painting

Industry Certifications

  • ASE Certification – Refinishing

Career Ready Skills

  • Act as a responsible and contributing citizen and employee.
  • Apply appropriate academic and technical skills.
  • Attend to personal health and financial well-being.
  • Communicate clearly, effectively and with reason.
  • Consider the environmental, social and economic impacts of decisions.
  • Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  • Employ valid and reliable research strategies.
  • Utilize critical thinking to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • Model integrity, ethical leadership and effective management.
  • Plan education and career path aligned to personal goals.
  • Use technology to enhance productivity.
  • Work productively in teams while using cultural/global competence.

Employment Opportunities

Students who complete this course can expect to earn a starting salary of $14+ per hour in the following industries (Actual wages vary according to education, experience, and certifications.)

According to O’Net Online, jobs for automotive body and related repairers will grow 25% in Florida between 2014 – 2024.

Instructor

Steps to Enroll

  1. Attend an Information Session (Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and Thursday at 1:00 p.m. [when school is in session])
  2. Meet with an admissions specialist
  3. Take the TABE test, if applicable
  4. Obtain official transcripts, if applicable (high school, GED, college, etc.)
  5. Apply for financial aid (official transcripts required)
  6. Provide appropriate residency documents
  7. Complete application packet
  8. Pay application fee

Program Info

Automotive Collision Technology Technician Master Plan of Instruction

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Program Start Date

Program starts January 9, 2019 (Enrollment opens October 1, 2018)