Collision Repair Technology
Instructor: Mark McCary
- ASE and I-Car Certifications
- 15 years in industry in both an independent shop and a dealership
Q: Summary of Program
A: A two-year elective program consists of Basic and Advanced Panel Repair, Plastic Repair, Plasma Arc Cutting, Mig-Welding, Basic and Advanced Body & Frame Alignment Trim, Accessories, Hardware, and Glass Replacements, Steering and Suspension, Electrical Systems, Estimates of Repair Costs, Paint Preparation and Painting, Detailing and Buffing, and Safety
- The Ultimate goals of the program are to see the student successfully demonstrate the ability to:
- Restore a damaged metal, plastic, or fiberglass panel with the proper materials and achieve the original appearance.
- Install replacement parts that bolt on making necessary adjustments for the correct fit
- Use proper welding and cutting techniques when needed for repairs.
- Select the proper materials for sanding in order to refinish a vehicle correctly.
- Apply modern paint products with modern equipment to achieve the new looking appearance expected when repairs are completed.
- Estimate the costs of repairs correctly.
- Be proficient in all these skills in order to meet job entry level standards.
- Continue Technical Education training at a two-year college.
- Obtain employment in the Collision Repair Industry.
- Be proficient in taking ASE and I-Car certification tests.
Q: What are the prerequisite skills needed to begin in the program, if any:
A: Prefer some knowledge of tools and ability to complete tasks on the computer for certifications
Q: What credentials or certificates can be obtained in a 1, 2, and 3 year period in the program:
A: Credentials I-Car Intro to Collision, I-Car Platinum Painting and Refinish and Non-Structural, ASE
Q: What post-secondary options are available:
A: State Colleges, UTI, Wyotech, and Lincoln
Q: Where to go find more information:
A: Work: (205) 682-6587;
Collision Repair Education Foundation:
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