Instructor: Mr. Dion Sullivan
At NTCC, you will learn shop safety, hand and power tool usage, automotive constructiontypes, estimating, MIG welding techniques and applications, automotive plastic and urethane repairs, basic sheet metal straightening, plastic filler application, primer application, basic frame systems and repair, body panel alignment, auto glass replacement, air-bag and restraint system service, surface preparation, water borne base coat application using PPG’S state of the art Envirobase as well as solvent base coat / clear-coat refinishing techniques, color matching and blending, cosmetic repairs and automotive interior and exterior detailing. During your enrollment you will work on real vehicles and learn to deal with actual customers to be better prepared to enter either post secondary education or go directly to the industry.
- Collision Repair Estimator
- Automotive Frame Repairer
- Sheet Metal Technician
- Paint Prep Laborer
- Automotive Refinisher
- General Collision Repair Technician
- Paint-less Dent Repair Technician
- Auto Glass Repair Technician
- Plastic Bumper Repair Technician
- Automotive Detailer / Dealer Preparation
Nature of Work
Collision Repair Technicians will learn to accurately read and write collision repair estimates and use career related tools and equipment to repair the damage to an “invisible repair” condition. Collision repair technicians remove dings and dents, replace damaged parts and assemblies so that previously damaged vehicles are in pre-accident condition and operate properly and safely. In addition to teaching the basics of auto body and collision repair, our program equips students by teaching proper shop safety and employment skills such as pride in a job well done and that a job worth doing is worth doing right. To be successful in the field of collision repair requires good hand to eye coordination, a good understanding of measurement and mixing ratios and a good eye for color as well as the physical stamina to be in constant movement for long periods of time. Qualified second year students may eligible to enter in our CO-OP Program and have the opportunity to work in a one on one situation with an experienced technician at a local collision repair shop.
In an ever changing economy, you will be in high demand as experienced entry level Collision Repair Technicians are currently in short supply.
Ranging from minimum wage at entrance level to $15.00 per hr. after 5 yrs successful experience.
Scope & Sequence
(suggested academic & CTE per Program of Study/SOAR)
- 11th grade – College prep English III, Geometry, Physics, world History
- 12th grade – College prep English IV, College prep Math
Industry Certifications Available through Program
- EPA 6H certification
- ICAR Non-Structural Certification
- ICAR Refinish Tech Certification
Information can be obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov