Automotive Collision Repair

Instructor

Heath Costenbater

Courses

This course introduces the structure of the automobile and the use of all tools necessary for body panel

repairs and refinishing. First-year students, focusing on basic repair skills, accomplish actual repair

jobs. Hands-on skill development and production activities comprise three-fourths of the course with

the remaining being spent in a formal classroom setting. Students participating in this program have

the opportunity to become certified by ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) and in I-CAR (Inter-

Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair).

 

This course allows students to study paint finishes and, after proper proficiency is displayed, paint

automobiles. Students learn the basic fundamentals of MIG welding. The measuring, pulling and

straightening of collision cars is studied. Students also become proficient at shop management and

damage estimating. Students participating in this program have the opportunity to become certified by

ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) and in I-CAR (Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision

Repair). Students may be eligible to participate in cooperative work experiences or apprenticeships,

which combine career and technology training with supervised work experience in business and

industry.

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