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Auto Collision Technology
- The Auto Collision Program, certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
and the National Automotive Technology Education Foundation (NATEF), offers specialized instruction in
repairing, replacing, and refinishing damaged automobile bodies.
Areas of Instruction Include:
- Analyzing and Repairing Non-Structural Damage
- Analyzing and Repairing Structural Damage
- Painting and Refinishing
- Frame Straightening
- Glass Replacement
- Plastics and Adhesives
- Service Management
- Collision and Related Mechanical Repair
- Students participating in the Auto Collision Technology program will gain additional skills and experience by
repairing vehicles in the lab for community members.
Post-Secondary Education Opportunities
- Graduates of this program may enter adult-education or technical-school programs in Automotive Collision Repair.
- College-degree programs are available in Automotive Technology.
- Graduates of the Auto Collision Technology Program may find entry-level employment as an auto-body painter, frame
repairer, material or parts sales worker, delivery person, parts remover, used care re-conditioner, or detail and clean-up
Related Occupations with Additional Education
- Adjuster, auto-collision technician, estimator
- Individuals may become certified auto-collision technicians by passing all sections of the Automotive Service Excellence
(ASE) examination and completing two years of work experience. Collins Career Center students who complete the Auto Collision
Technology Program will receive credit for one year of work experience towards this certification.