• Collision RepairCollision Repair
       The Collision Repair Technology program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the tasks of an entry-level technician in the ever-changing collision repair industry. Students will learn safety precautions and demonstrate shop safety in their daily tasks. Instruction will include damage cost estimating, its analysis, and the terminology used in the collision repair industry.
       Emphasis will be placed on metal and surface preparation, which includes dent repair, filling, grinding, and sanding using power and hand tools, priming, block sanding, and feathering. Students will be trained in paint safety, painting, color-matching, mixing, and spraying techniques using methods that are currently used in the collision industry. Students will learn the different types of welding, including aluminum welding and cutting methods, and the use of cutting tools and machinery. Instruction will include paint reconditioning, buffing, and detailing; removal and replacement of body parts, glass, hardware, and trim; suspension and steering parts replacement; repair and refinishing of different types of plastics and composites used in automotive collision repair. Adhesive bonding techniques will be introduced. Training is given on electrical systems, restraint systems, anti-lock brake systems operations, Unibody-frame damage analysis, and measuring and repair procedures using pulling equipment. Students will prepare themselves for the industry by learning how to write a resume and create a portfolio.

    Topics of Study:
    Shop and Paint Safety Preparing Equipment, Paint Area, and Refinish Materials
    Principles of Auto Body Design and Construction Applying the Finish
    Non-Structural Repair Preparation Blending
    Panel Replacement and Alignment Solving Paint Application Problems and Defects in Finishes
    Working with Trim and Hardware Detailing
    Straighten and Finish Metals Estimating and Analyzing Damage
    Using Body Fillers Creating a Damage Report
    Movable Glass and Hardware Plastic Repair - Identification and Repair Decisions
    Structural Repair Damage Analysis Adhesive Repair - Plastics
    Straightening Structural Parts Demonstrate Knowledge of Mechanical Repair
    Full or Partial Panel Replacement Electrical Systems
    Stationary Glass Replacement Brake Systems
    Restoring Corrosion Protection Heating and Air Conditioning
    Welding and Cutting - MIG (GMAW) Welding Drive Trains
    Cutting and Heating Processes Fuel, Intake, and Exhaust Systems
    Refinishing - Safety and Environmental Practices Restraint Systems
    Understanding Automotive Finishes  
    Preparing Surfaces for Refinishing  
    Career Opportunities:

    Auto / Diesel Technician
    Painters and Body Customization
    Insurance Estimator
    Auto Glass Installer
    Parts Person
    Automotive Repair Service Estimator
    Auto Body Designer
    Frame Repairer
    Sales Representative
    Post-Secondary Options:
    Pennsylvania College of Technology,
    Offers courses in Collision Repair Technology and Automotive Restoration Technology.

    Also offered is The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree offers students the opportunity to gain the technical and occupational skills needed for employment. Many four-year colleges accept all or a substantial portion of A.A.S. degree credits toward a bachelor's degree.
    Universal Technology Institute,
    Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology

    Ohio Technical College,
    Automotive Collision Technician Program and Custom Paint and Graphics

    Collision Refinishing Technology

    Applied Service Management

    Co-Op opportunities:

    Scranton Collision
    Scranton Toyota