Career Major - Non-Structural Repair Technician

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Non-Structural Repair Technician - Alva Campus
Students in the Non-Structural Repair Technician career major will learn skills in basic collision repair including damage analysis to determine necessary repair procedure. Students will cover the operation of tools and personal safety equipment maintenance. They will learn how to use metal straightening tools to repair minor dents and dings in sheet metal as well as metal shrinking and stretching techniques. Students will also learn the techniques for mixing and applying body filler, selecting the proper sandpaper and sanding equipment, techniques for properly  sanding the cured body filler to original contour, and how to prepare the repair for primer. Also included is the removal and installation of handles, trim, moldings and locks. The hours completed in this major are aligned with ASE/NATEF standards, and ASE certification is recommended and industry recognized.

Career Major Length: 465 hours

SOC Code: 49.3021
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Introduction to Collision Repair Technology 45
Automotive Glass Replacement 60
Automotive Body Panel Adjustment and Alignment 45
Auto Collision Plastic Component Repair and Replacement 60
Auto Collision Trim and Hardware 30
Auto Collision Mig (GMAW) Welding 105
Auto Collision Non-Structural Metal Straightening/Repair 90
Workforce Staging 30

Campus Location
: Alva

Financial Aid Eligible: No.

Who Can Enroll: High School Juniors and Seniors & Adults

Student Organization: SkillsUSA

Tuition and Materials Use Fees:
Full-time in-district adult tuition - $930
Full-time out-of-district adult - $1,860
Full-time materials use fees - $233

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

Instructor Website:

Updated on 6/9/15