Auto Collision Technology

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Description

Auto Collision technology is changing as fast as the electronics in this country. We are faced with new car design using new metals, plastics and carbon fiber and don’t forget the computers and software. Students in this program will gain knowledge in non-structural repair, plastic repair, and welding, refinishing and structural repair. This class will use on-line curriculum from I-Car and hands on in the shop. This program is accredited from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Students will be given an ASE test two times per year. We do support WorkKeys and SkillsUSA to help students gain employment opportunities and skills.

Application

Applicants must complete a Southern Tech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the Southern Tech campus and online at www.sotech.edu. Enrollment for this career major is open to partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors) and Adults.

Tuition

High School Student: Free. Adult Student (in-district): $3.00 per hour; Adult Student (Out-of-District): $6 per hour; and Adult Student (Out-of-State): $9 per hour. Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualifying students.

Program/Courses/Hours

Auto Collision Technology Fundamentals
Introduction to Auto Collision 45
Non-structural Repair 90
Plastic Repair 60
Aluminum Welding 30
Cutting and Heating Process 15
Mig Welding 105
Body Panel Adjustment 45
Auto Glass Replacement 60
Damage Analysis, Estimating, Customer Service 75
Total Hours 525
Estimated time to complete (Half Time) 1 year
 
Auto Collision Technology Advanced
Introduction to Auto Collision 45
Non-structural Repair 90
Plastic Repair 60
Aluminum Welding 30
Cutting and Heating Process 15
Mig Welding 105
Body Panel Adjustment 45
Auto Glass Replacement 60
Damage Analysis, Estimating, Customer Service 75
Trim Hardware 30
Paint Preparation 105
Detailing 60
Refinishing Application 120
Blending and Paint Defects 45
Color Adjustment 75
Workforce Staging, OJT, SkillsUSA and Live Work Projects 90
Total Hours 1050
Estimated time to complete (Full Time) 1 year
Estimated time to complete (Half Time) 2 years

 

Certifications and/or Credentials

CRR: Non-Structural Analysis & Damage Repair (ASE Student)
CRR: Painting & Refinishing (ASE Student)
CRR: Mechanical & Electrical Components (ASE Student)
CRR: Structural Analysis & Damage Repair (ASE Student)
I-Car Certificate of Training
NCRC: WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certification

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.

Student Organization:

SkillsUSA 

Schedule:

Adults (Half Time) 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:30-3:30 PM; Adults (Full Time) 8:00-11:00 AM and 12:30-3:30 PM; High School Students 8:15-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:30 PM (students are encouraged to attend 8:00-8:15 AM or 12:30-12:45 PM for curriculum enrichment)

Employment Options:

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.

Auto Body Man, Auto Body Repair Technician, Auto Body Repairer, Auto Body Repairman, Auto Body Technician, Autobody Technician, Automotive Painter, Body and Frame Man, Body Man, Body Technician – Approximate Pay Potential: $8-34/Hour (source: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-3021.00):

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