Automotive Collision Technology

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Using new technologies such as laser beams, computers

and hydraulics, students learn how to perform many activities

from repairing small dents to rebuilding the bodies of wrecked

or damaged vehicles. Students are taught the types of

materials used in filler compounds, the colors and chemical

make-up of paints used to refinish, welding and cutting

procedures, design and installation of trim, cost estimation and

preparation for finish work. There is extensive training in metal,

fiberglass and plastics repair, metal straightening, auto

refinishing, spray painting and glass installation. This program

has received national certification by NATEF.
 

SUCCESS PROFILE

This field requires good manual dexterity, good general

health, a reasonable amount of physical strength and the ability

to work cooperatively and communicate with others.

Mechanical aptitude, ability to accurately discriminate colors,

patience to perform very detailed work, and the ability to

perform repetitive work (i.e. grinding and sanding). Students

should also have a solid background in basic computer

keyboarding, basic math and principles of geometric figures.
 

MAJOR UNITS OF INSTRUCTION

·         Introduction to Automotive Collision Technology

·         Metal Welding and Cutting

·         Panel Repair

·         Paint and Refinishing

·         Exterior and Interior Trim

·         Mechanical Services

·         Frame-Body and Unibody Construction and Repair

·         State Safety Inspection

·         Automotive Collision Project
 

POTENTIAL CAREERS

·         “C” Class Technician

·         New Car Service Person

·         Reconditioner

·         Collision Technician

·         Refinisher/Painter

·         Frame Straightener

·         Windshield/Glass Installer

·         Parts Supplier

·         Insurance Adjuster/Collision Estimator

·         Sheet Metal Technician

·         Body Shop Proprietor

·         Body Designer
 

EMPLOYMENT AREAS

·         Auto Body Repair Shops

·         Car Dealerships

·         Parts Industry

·         Private Industry (maintaining fleets of cars and trucks)

·         Insurance Companies
 

CERTIFICATION AVAILABLE

·         Pennsylvania State Inspection

·         Automotive Service Excellence Certifications

The Upper Bucks County Technical School will not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, handicap, race, color, national origin, religion, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification in its educational programs, activities, or employment. The school will also take steps to assure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational programs. This policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, amended 2004 and Title II of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. For information about rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, at Upper Bucks County Technical School, 3115 Ridge Road, Perkasie, PA 18944. Phone: 215-795-2911. For information regarding services, activities and facilities that are accessible to and usable by disabled persons, contact 215-795-2911.
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