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2024 – 2025

Auto Body Repair Technology

Guy Shepherd, Academy C Administrator – Ext. 113

Course & Program of Studies

Statement of Purpose

The philosophy of the Auto Body Repair Program is dedicated to providing the best and most complete technical education for all of our students. As a vocational-technical high school, our fundamental purpose is to provide education for employment and to prepare students for post-secondary education. The high school graduates of the 21st century face a world in which the most important skills in the workplace are the ability to learn, to change, and adapt. The underlying fundamentals of the program will include career and technical training, integrated with English, math, related science, and OSHA Safety training to provide each student with the background to advance educationally as well as professionally. The course instruction utilizes the competencies from the Auto Body Repair Program Career & Vocational Technical Educational (CVTE) Frameworks and the objectives contained within the six strands of the CVTE Frameworks.

Student showing Collision room

Exploratory Program

This 3 day course provides the 9th grade student with basic awareness of the skills needed in the collision repair and refinishing field, as well as applications and use of tools necessary to complete collision repair procedures. The use of visual demonstrations as well as hands on experience provides students with an excellent introduction to a career in collision repair technology. Students will experience the Sim Virtual Spray System. Students will demonstrate the use of an airbrush and produce a custom painted project to take home.

Freshman Program

Students in the 9th grade collision repair program will have a basic knowledge of the entry level skills that are required in the trade for an introductory position in an auto body repair facility. Personal and shop safety and hand tool usage, minor dent repair on fender bench systems and use of spray guns for priming repaired surfaces are included in the Grade 9 curriculum. Grade 9 Related Theory will introduce the students to the trade of auto collision. They will learn about safety in the shop, basic skills to be successful in the trade, and terminology that is common in the industry.

Sophomore Program

The 10th Grade Collision Repair Program provides the student with the opportunity to acquire skills in the areas of shop and personal safety procedures, non-structural repair, metal straightening & using body fillers, refinishing tools & equipment, materials, mixing & reducing, refinishing spray technique, surface preparation, paint application, oxyacetylene and MIG (metal inert gas) welding and cutting.

Students will demonstrate the care and use of power tools, hand tools, and shop equipment.

Students will be given the opportunity to recognize, diagnose, and repair minor collision damage and participate in spot repair and overall refinishing. Students gain experience working on customers’ automobiles in a shop environment that simulates an auto body shop in the industry. Collision repair technology is covered in this course, particularly, refinishing, MIG, oxyacetylene welding, spray equipment, and power and hand tool use. Students gain knowledge of the history in collision and frame construction, analysis and repair of metal damage, including panel replacement, and spraying of both color and clear coats.

Sophomore Related Class 1

Students learn about refinishing and advanced MIG welding, aluminum welding and repair, and advanced spray equipment. Students also gain knowledge of the history in collision and frame construction, analysis and repair of metal damage, including panel replacement, and spraying of both color and clear coats.

Collision bikes

Sophomore Related Class 2

Math Related

Collision Technology Sophomore Grade MATH RELATED is one period per day for 90 days in length, which is 15 6-day cycles. The student will learn the technical math required for entry-level employment and or post-graduate study. Instructions include fractions, decimals, percent, measuring, volume, ratios, and finance. Additional reinforcement is practiced through applying related math knowledge in shop live work assignments. Students will accumulate approximately 90 hours of training. Mathematics is an essential life skill-a skill just as important as the ability to read and write. Understanding and applying math skills provides the basis for learning and mastering occupational and technical subjects. By studying and learning from Applied Mathematics, you will promote your understanding of one of the basics of technology and advance your potential for successful achievement in technical fields.

Junior Program

The 11th-grade curriculum provides students with a more in-depth knowledge of collision repair and automotive refinishing techniques using state-of-the-art water-based paint on live customer jobs. Students will analyze and repair areas of damage, including plastic repair, paint theory tinting and blending, color matching, and specialty painting. Students will demonstrate how to read and write an estimate on a damaged vehicle.

Students will learn about advanced welding, including I-Car aluminum welding, factory spot welding, and panel sectioning with I-Car structure repair panel. Students will also have a chance to participate in ASE junior certification and I-CAR welding qualification test.

Junior Related 1

Collision Repair & Estimating Lab

This course is developed to teach students the necessary skills that they will need to be successful in all aspects of their professional lives. Utilizing I-CAR Advanced Tech Curriculum and the NATEF ASE Auto Collision Repair and Refinishing Textbook, students will learn how to write an estimate. The aspects of an estimate include how an auto body shop makes money, via labor rates and part and material sales. Students will also learn how to get ASE certified and continue their education in the industry by keeping up with their ASE and I-CAR certifications.

Junior Related 2

Structural & Non-Structural Theory

Students will be able to Explain the different vehicle classifications, list the materials used to construct the automotive body, identify the major assemblies of an automotive body, summarize the vehicle production process, and describe vehicle safety ratings. Students will be able to identify the parts of the steering and suspension systems, list the function of the parts of the steering and suspension system parts by inspection or measurement, detect damaged steering and suspension system parts by inspection or measurement, explain how to remove and install various steering and suspension parts, define wheel alignment terms, list the steps of a wheel alignment.

Students will be able to identify electrical system components, understand current flow, diagnose an electrical system problem, remove and replace electrical system components. Students will be able to understand the function of the brake system and its component parts, identify brake system wear and damage, remove and replace damaged or worn parts. Students will be able to list the parts of the cooling, heating, and air conditioning systems, explain the function of cooling, heating, and air conditioning system parts, explain how the cooling, heating, and air conditioning systems work, identify damage or wear on cooling, heating, and air conditioning system parts, replace various cooling, heating, and air conditioning system parts. Students will be able to name and explain the function of power train components, identify damaged power train components, explain how to remove and replace damaged engine and drivetrain components. Students will be able to list the different types of restraint systems and their components, explain the differences and functions of active and passive restraint systems, describe the two types of airbag systems, explain the function of the different impact sensors, diagnose restraint system problems, identify and know how to replace restraint system components, Understand the safety procedures and inherent dangers of servicing restraint system components.

Senior Program

The 12th-grade program provides the student with complete coverage of advanced auto body repair, as well as the most advanced types of paints used, and proper application methods. Other areas covered in this course include analysis and repair of major collision damage, determining when to repair or replace parts, estimating and preparing for job interviews. Co-op program is available to all seniors who qualify.

Senior Related 1

Collision Uni-Body & Frame Theory

Auto collision repair for both minor and major damage, I-CAR and auto collision repair curriculum, provides students with the most up-to-date information on paints used in the industry, as well as methods of application and troubleshooting paint problems. Analyzing major collision damage and when to repair or replace parts, estimation preparation, and preparing for job interviews and career success are included in Grade 12 related theory classes. Utilizing the I-CAR Advanced Tech Curriculum, students gain skills in metal straightening, unitized body and frame alignment and straightening, welding, and full frame repair. Students will be proficient in understanding the importance of repairing vehicle dimensions to OEM specifications and the tools and equipment necessary to do so.

Senior Related 2

Collision Repair Tech Lab – Elective

Utilizing the Next Gen Personal Finance Curriculum, students gain skills in everyday life such as Taxes, Paystubs, Checking and Savings accounts, and much more. Students learn all phases of personal finance in the modern era.

It is essential for students to understand the common finances of life so once they graduate, they have one step forward of the rest. Students will understand different types of insurance, Buying a Vehicle, Renting an Apartment, Buying a House, How to create a Budget, just to name a few.


  • Painting and Refinishing
  • Non–Structural Analysis and Damage Repair
  • Structural Analysis and Repair
  • Mechanical and Electrical Components
  • I-CAR Welding Qualification
  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Junior Certification – One year trade credit towards two year requirement.
  • OSHA 10 Certification

Career Opportunities

  • Paint Technician
  • Auto Body Repair Technician
  • Frame Repair Technician
  • Parts Person
  • Insurance Estimating
  • Automotive Detailing
  • Dealer Prep Person
  • Commercial Coating Painter
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