Collision Technology

Do you enjoy making old and damaged cars look like new? Learn complete Automotive Collision repair, and gain valuable experience overhauling accident- damaged vehicles. Acquire safe working habits, refinishing and custom painting including graphics and airbrushing.

Students gain skills in detailing and polishing, mechanical and electrical components, estimating costs, welding and rust repair, sheet-metal fabrication techniques, interior and glass service, and many more.   

Course available: Grades 11 - 12

Course length: 2 years

Credits: Up to 4 CTE credits a year

Available high school credits: 1.0 English

PROGRAM CONTENT

UNITS of STUDY

  • Industry Safety and Personal Protection
  • Refinishing, Custom Painting, Graphics, and Airbrushing
  • Detailing and Polishing
  • Mechanical Components (Brakes, Steering and Suspension, Heating and A/C)
  • Electrical Components (Electrical Systems, Airbag Service)
  • Estimating (CCC One Software)
  • Non-structural Damage Analysis and Repair
  • Structural Damage Analysis and Frame Straightening
  • Professionalism and Job Success

 

COLLEGE CREDITS AND CERTIFICATONS

Upon successful completion of this program, students may receive college credits pending established procedures.  Students may also receive an industry certification pending successful completion of an industry certification exam.  All students completing this program and passing the appropriate industry certification exam will receive an endorsed high school diploma.  Please see below for college credits and industry certifications available.

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS:

  • NOCTI: Collision Repair

 

ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS:

  • SUNY Alfred State College - 1st year requirements waived based on knowledge
  • Universal Technical Institute - can bypass up to 4 courses
  • SUNY Morrisville - 3 credits (summer internship)

 

CAREER PATH AND OPPORTUNITIES

Students who complete the program may seek employment or continue their studies in:

  • Auto Body Technician
  • Custom painter / refinisher
  • Sheet Metal Technician
  • Glass Technician
  • Body Shop Owner / Manager
  • Service Representative
  • Insurance Adjuster / Estimator
  • Welding and Fabrication
  • Rust and Repair Technician
  • Supply Sales Representative,
  • Tool and Equipment Sales and Service Representative
  • Detailer

INSIDE THE CLASSROOM