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Student Dashawn in Auto Body

Student Dashawn in Auto Body

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:

Car Shows

Philadelphia International Auto Show – February

Philadelphia International Auto Show – February

Competitions

All-City Auto Skills Technical Competition – winners go to the state competition for SkillsUSA in Hershey, PA

 

Paid Internships

Summer Workready jobs at new car dealerships, fleets, body shops

Learn more about internship locations

City of Philadelphia’s Office of Fleet Management

Trips

To places like Auto Collision Experience in Downingtown, PA; SEPTA; Auto Dealerships; and Fleet shops

Certifications

I-CAR, S/P2 Safety & Pollution Prevention, Valvoline Motor Oil Basics, EPA Section 609 Air Conditioning/Refrigerant Certificate

Equipment

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.

Post-Secondary Schools

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.

College Articulations

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.

Last modified: October 12, 2018