Career Major - Combination Collision Repair Technician

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Combination Collision Repair Technician - Alva Campus
Students in the Combination Collision Repair Technician career major will learn how to complete non-structural collision repair and automotive refinishing. The courses that will be covered include non-structural damage analysis and minor dent repair, plastics repair, all aspects painting and refinishing. Students will also learn how to use various tools in repairing damage and to remove and install handles, moldings, trim, and bolted body parts. In addition, the student will learn to MIG weld industry standard joints following I-CAR standards. This career major also includes painting preparation, sanding processes, color matching and adjusting color, removing and installing glass, and the process of written estimates. Students will learn about handling, storage and disposal of hazardous materials and selecting proper personal protective equipment and maintenance. The hours completed in this major are aligned with ASE/NATEF standards, and ASE certification is recommended and industry recognized.

Career Major Length: 1050 hours

SOC Code: 49.3021
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Introduction to Collision Repair Technology 45
Auto Collision Computer Damage Estimating 30
Auto Collision Steering & Suspension 45
Automotive Detailing 60
Auto Collision Written Estimating 30
Auto Collision Damage Analysis 75
Automotive Body Panel Adjustment and Alignment 45
Auto Collision Mig (GMAW) Welding 105
Auto Collision Non-Structural Metal Straightening/Repair 90
Auto Collision Trim and Hardware 30
Automotive Glass Replacement 60
Auto Collision Plastic Component Repair and Replacement 60
Refinish Blending and Painting Defects 45
Refinish Color Adjustment 75
Refinish Application 120
Refinish Preparation 105
Workforce Staging 30

Campus Location
: Alva

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes, for those who qualify.

Who Can Enroll: High School Juniors and Seniors & Adults

Student Organization: SkillsUSA

Tuition and Materials Use Fees:
Full-time in-district adult tuition - $2,100
Full-time out-of-district adult - $4,200
Full-time materials use fees - $525

Salary Range: $16.06/hour

Helpful Attributes and Abilities:

  • Reading, language and math skills at the 8th grade level or above
  • Good health and physical condition
  • Good eye-hand coordination
  • Ability to think critically and logically
  • Ability to organize one's work
  • Sheet metal/welding, wood shop, industrial art and mechanical ability
  • Ability to organize movements around and under automobiles
  • Ability to mentally plan collision repair
  • Ability to understand theory and technical information
  • Ability to read and comprehend textbook and shop manual
  • Ability to complete basic math problems
  • Ability to lift heavy objects and stand/work on your feet for extended periods of time

Cluster: Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

Pathway: Automotive Collision Repair

Instructor:: Mr. Jeff Owen

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Updated 6/9/15