COLLISION REPAIR TECHNOLOGY
Course Objective:Students will obtain education and skills for employment in collision repair. Current technology and Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.) standards are implemented in this demanding trade.Course Description:
Through theory and related hands-on classroom instruction, students in this program will learn the latest techniques in five major topics. Upon completion, students will take the Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.) certification exam, the Martin Senour Paint certification exam, along with Lords Fusor Adhesives certification exam. NATEF.Course Topics:
Structural analysis and damage repair
Non-structural analysis and damage repair
Mechanical and electrical components
Plastics and adhesivesPainting and refinishing
Safety work boots
Textbooks:Collision Repair & Refinishing--A Foundation Course for Technicians; Alfred Thomas:Michael Lund; ©2009.
Custom Auto & Performance
Hamlin’s Auto Body – Bridgeville, PA
Martin Senour Paints
Wagner’s Auto Body & Collision – North Strabane, PASpecialized Shop Equipment:
Chief EZ Liner SZIM with chief velocity computerized laser measuring system
Devilbiss System 2000 downdraft, heated, bake spray booth with waterborne drying system
Martin Senour paint mixing system with waterborneSATA fresh air respirators with SATA spray guns and equipmentCertifications:
Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.) in one or more of the five major categories offered
National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation – (NATEF)
Martin Senour Paints certification
Lords Fusor Adhesives
Pennsylvania College of Technology – Automotive Technology Program/Automotive Service Technician
Thaddeus Stevens College – Collision Repair Technology
Post-Secondary Training Options:
Belmont Technical College
Baran Institute of Technology
Ohio Technical College
Pennsylvania State University
Rosedale Technical Institute
Thaddeus Stevens College
Gas and MIG Welder
Windshield Glass Installer
Owner – Operator
Collision Repair Technology Skills:
Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Wages and Employment Trends:
Median Wages (2009) $18.26 hourly, $37,980 annually
Employment (2008) 166,000 employees
Projected Growth (2008-2018) Little or no change (-2% to 2%)
Projected Need (2008-2018) 43,800 additional employees