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Collision Repair Technology

Program Description

The Collision Repair Technology is certified by the National Automotive Technician Educational Foundation (NATEF). NATEF was founded in 1983 as an independent, non-profit organization with a single mission: To evaluate technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry and recommend qualifying programs for certification (accreditation) by ASE, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. Students entering this trade must possess mechanical aptitude, good reading skills, and an understanding of basics mathematics.

Utilizing the I-CAR Advanced Tech Curriculum, students gain skills in metal straightening, unitized body and frame alignment and straightening, refinishing, paint mixing, color matching, customizing, plastic repair, welding (oxyacetylene and MIG), plasma cutting, suspension, wheel alignment, and collision repair electronics. Students learn all phases of body repair in modern facilities, using today’s most advanced equipment, and have the opportunity to become nationally qualified I-CAR collision repair MIG welders.

Students who wish to pursue post-secondary education have the opportunity to attend New England Technical Institute. This program is available through a matriculation agreement with GNB Voc-Tech. Students who meet the criteria have 18 credits applied toward their degree. Also, they have the opportunity to test out of any area in which they are currently proficient. Students who graduate from New England Tech receive an Associate’s degree in their chosen trade area.

Staff

Teachers

Valter Lourenco
Michael McConnell
Timothy DeMedeiros

Academy Administrator

Guy Shepherd

Course of Study

Freshman

7001 Exploratory Program for Freshmen

Sophomore

6012 Collision Repair Math Related Technology I
6112 Collision Repair Related Theory
7012 (10) Collision Repair Technology Lab

Junior

6013 Collision Repair Math Related Technology II
6113 Related Technical Theory
6213 Basic Automotive Electrical/Electronics
7013 (11) Collision Repair Technology Lab

Senior

6014 Damage Analysis/Estimating
6114 Technical Theory
62141 Advanced Automotive Electrical/Electronics
7014 (12) Collision Repair Technology Lab

Career Opportunities

Collision Repair Technician/Owner
Refinish Repair Technician
Auto Physical Insurance Damage Appraiser
Independent Damage Appraiser
Aviation Refinish Technician
Marine Refinish Technician
Shop Manager/Foreman
Parts Manager
New/Used Car Dealership Owner
Office Manager
Detailer/Recondition Vehicles
Recycling/Salvage Parts Business
Technical Training Instructor
Paint and Body Equipment Jobber
Collision Repair Teacher
Auto Glass Technician/Owner
Tow Truck Operator
Trim and Upholstery Technician (Cars-Marine-Aviation)
Restoration/Custom Technician
Paint Tech Representative
Paint-less Dent Removal Technician
Welding and Metal Fabricator Technician
General Automotive Repairer Technician
Graphic’s/Window Tint Technician