• 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 that 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; and repair and refinish 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 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
    Welder
    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

    Wyotech,
    Collision Refinishing Technology

    Applied Service Management

    Co-Op opportunities:

    Scranton Collision
    Scranton Toyota

    Student Testimonials:
     
       “The two things I Learned at CTC are practice and patience in the completion of tasks and to respect other classmates’ projects and possessions.” The Collision trade is much more complicated than one would imagine. The satisfaction of seeing the quality of work I was able to produce is the inspiration to be the best I can be.”
    “The live projects taken on by myself and other students are an inspirational part of what team work is able to accomplish.”
     
    Graduate Testimonials:
     
       Dominick Facciponti is a 1998 graduate of The Collision Repair Program at CTC. He is current Owner of Spectrum Auto and Truck Collision in Moscow. He is also a graduate of Wyotech where he received an Associate Degree in Collision and Occupational study. He worked as a technician. In 2004 he started a collision repair business. In 2011 He moved to a 7000 Square Foot Facility in Moscow which employs 5 technicians. Dominick states he used the skills learned at CTC as a foundation to jump start his career in Collision Repair.