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Automotive Collision


Auto Collision & Repair Tech I

Prerequisite: Min 2.0 GPA; 90% attendance record; successful completion of English II and Algebra I with a C or better.

Recommended: Industrial technology, metalwork, art, and computer skills

Course Description: This course is the first year of a two-year program designed to prepare students for entry-level jobs repairing and refinishing collision damaged vehicles. Employment opportunities exist in automotive dealerships, independent repair shops, specialty shops or fleet operations. Students will learn to identify and locate cosmetic and structural panels used in construction of vehicles using program trainer vehicles. Students will be able to identify and use collision repair tools current with industry standards, and demonstrate the safe use of auto body hand and power towels in shop activities. Students will learn basic mig welding techniques as used in panel replacement and will learn to demonstrate the ability to set up and operate welding equipment used in the repair of major collision damage. Students will learn industry standard metal straightening techniques used to return damaged panels to factory specifications. Stills will be eligible to earn their OSHA-1 safety card and their I-CAR Pro Level i Body Non-structural Certification during the first year of this program. Appropriate dress and safety standards are required at all times within the shop environment.

Auto Collision & Repair Tech II

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Auto Collision and Repair Technology I with a minimum of a C grade and 90% attendance.

Course Description: This course is the second year of a two-year program designed to further develop the skills needed for entry-level or advanced positions in the automotive collision industry. Employment opportunities demand trained technicians who can use the changing technology in the auto collision field. Students will expand their knowledge gained in year one by working on client projects. Students will additionally learn how to perform appropriate mechanical services necessary in the automotive collision field. Second year students will learn additional content related to color theory and color matching techniques used in the automotive collision industry. Students will learn appropriate safety and setup of HVLP paint equipment in a shop environment and practice industry techniques related to the refinishing process. Students will learn about basecoat and clearcoat application, including the mixing and application of multi-stage finishes. Students will learn to identify refinishing defects and strategies to address defects in the refinishing process. Students will be eligible to earn the I-CAR Pro Level 1 Refinish Technician certification. College Credit: Agreements with the Metropolitan Community Colleges and Kansas City Kansas Community College allowing students to earn up to 26 articulated credits upon completion of their I-CAR certifications through Automotive Collision I & II.