Automotive Collision Repair

High School Credits

4 credits per semester, Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

Course Description

For Students

You will learn a lot of different techniques such as:

  • Painting
  • Body Repair
  • Car Welding
  • Cost Estimation

You will also have the opportunity to be involved with our Career and Technical Student Organization (SkillsUSA), where you will learn about leadership, competitive events, and much more!

skillsUSA

 

For Parents

5514 Automotive Collision Repair I includes classroom and laboratory experiences concerned with all phases of the repair of damaged vehicle bodies and frames, including metal straightening; smoothing areas by filing, grinding, or sanding; concealment of imperfections; painting; and replacement of body components including trim. Students examine the characteristics of body metals including the installation of moldings, ornaments, and fasteners with emphasis on sheet metal analysis and safety. Course coverage also includes instruction in personal and environmental safety practices as related to OSHA and other agencies that affect individuals working in the ground transportation technology areas. Additional instruction is given in the course on measurement principles and automotive fasteners. Instruction should also emphasize computerized frame diagnosis, computerized color-mixing, and computerized estimating of repair costs. Additional academic skills taught in this course include precision measurement and mathematical calibrations as well as scientific principles related to adhesive compounds, color-mixing, abrasive materials, metallurgy, and composite materials.

5544 Automotive Collision Repair II Introduces concepts in auto paint considerations with emphasis on the handling of materials and equipment in modern automotive technologies. Instruction should build on concepts learned in Automotive Collision Repair Technology I such as computerized frame diagnosis, computerized color-mixing, and computerized estimating of repair costs. Additional academic skills taught in this course include precision measurement and mathematical calibrations as well as scientific principles related to adhesive compounds, color-mixing, abrasive materials, metallurgy, and composite materials.

Pathway

Dual Credit Courses

Year 1 - Ivy Tech Community College
AUBR 101 (3)- Body Repair I
AUBR 103 (3)- Auto Paint Fundamentals

Year 2 - Vincennes University
AUTO 105 (2)- Transportation Fundamentals
BODY 100 (3)- Non-Structural Analysis & Damage
BODY 100L (4)- Non-Structural Analysis & Damage Lab
BODY 150 (3)- Painting & Refinishing
BODY 150 L (4)- Painting & Refinishing Lab

Certifications

ASE

FCAR

Potential Careers/Salary

Automotive Body and Glass Repairers - $37,580 per year
Automotive Painters - $31,170 per year

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/