Collision & Refinishing Technology

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CIP Code: 47.0603
Instructor:Mr. Dressler

The Collision and Refinishing Technology program is competency based and provides students with the training to properly repair and refinish damaged vehicles to meet with 21st century industry needs. Students will learn how to repair small dents up to full and partial panel replacement and will explore the refinishing process and complete cusome projects. Welding, cutting, sanding, metal working, measuring, and refinishing are tasks the students will be able to complete upon graduation. Students will be trained on Chief EZ liner car bench using a three demensional measuing unit. The program has an up-to-date Accudraft Spraybooth designed to accommodate the industry standards.  Waterborne and low emissions paints and solvent are used addressing current industry standards. The students will practice with Miller welders that are capable of welding steel as well as the aluminum. Upon graduation, students will be NOCTI certified and are able to earn industry leading I-CAR certification.



Collision and Refinishing students at work., photo 1     Collision and Refinishing students at work, photo 2     Collision and Refinishing students at work, photo 3




 Possible Careers 

  • Automotive Refinish Technician
  • Automotive Body Technician
  • Automotive Body & Related Repairers
  • First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers & Repairers
  • Cleaners of Vehicles & Equipment
  • Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary
  • Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School

 Potential Certifications 

  • PA Skills Certificate (NOCTI)
  • PA Safety Inspection Certification
  • PA Emissions Inspector Certification
  • I-CAR
  • SP2 Safety Training

 Statewide Articulation Agreements