Automotive Collision Repair students learn the basics of fixing and restoring damaged vehicles. Along with repairing the body of the vehicle, students learn valuable business skills like estimating cost of repairs, as well as hands-on instruction in the painting process inside a professional paint booth. Relevant industry skills taught include removal, repair, and replacement of interior and exterior body panels, accessories, electrical devices, trim, and automotive glass. Students learn the proper use of power and hand tools, welding and bonding processes and techniques, and safety.
What you can look forward to when you enroll in the Auto Collision program:
All-City Auto Skills Technical Competition – winners go to the state competition for SkillsUSA in Hershey, PA
Summer Workready jobs at new car dealerships, fleets, body shops
City of Philadelphia’s Office of Fleet Management
To places like Auto Collision Experience in Downingtown, PA; SEPTA; Auto Dealerships; and Fleet shops
I-CAR, S/P2 Safety & Pollution Prevention, Valvoline Motor Oil Basics, EPA Section 609 Air Conditioning/Refrigerant Certificate
Learn to use industry-standard equipment including hand and power tools, paint booth, MIG welder, Nitro Fuzer Plastic Welding System, Sim Spray Virtual Reality painting simulator, etc.
Trips have included tours of ATC, UTI, CCP, and Lincoln Tech. Trade school representatives visit classes to speak about opportunities for further training in the transportation industry.
Gain College credits during high school. Students who excel in the auto body program can be recommended by their teacher to earn ten (10) college credits going to schools like Penn College of Technology (Penn State), and Thaddeus Stevens.