Auto Collision

Auto Collision

Overview

The instructor helps a student perform measurements.

The Auto Collision Repair program is a National Automotive Technical Educational Foundation (NATEF) certified program taught by master certified Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) instructors. Program students participate in the Automotive Youth Educational System (AYES), an intern partnership among manufacturers, local dealerships, independent repair shops, and automotive parts and paint sales facilities. The program curriculum is the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) Professional Development Program-Educational Edition (PDP-EE). We include additional instruction in custom paint and airbrush techniques.

Articulations
Owens Community College

Certifications/Credentials
I-CAR Pro-level 1 in Refinishing
I-CAR Pro-level 1 Non-structural Repair
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) credit towards certification

Program of Study
Collision Electrical & Mechanical Systems
Collision Structural Inspection & Repair
Collision Nonstructural Inspection & Repair
Collision Painting & Refinishing
2 credits — English
2 credits — Math (Algebra 2 and Advanced Math)
2 credits — Science (Chemistry and Environmental Biology)
2 credits — Social Studies (American Government & Elective)

  
Auto Collision Student paints a bumber   
 
      Career Opportunities
      • Body Repair/Refinish Technician
      • Collision Shop Manager/Estimator
      • Lot/Recycled Parts Technician
      • Insurance Appraiser 
      • Frame/Unibody Repair Technician
      • Automotive Parts and Paint Sales
      • Custom painter/airbrush artist
 

 

Typical Wages

• $8 to $11/hour starting wage
• $17,000 to $30,000 as a starting salary
• Current average salary for production technicians is $60,000.
 
Benefits 
The most common benefits include Paid Vacations, Health Insurance, Retirement, Life Insurance. Some shops offer Tuition Reimbursement and Profit Sharing. 
 
Is This You?
A group of students put a new bumper on a vehicle.

• I am self-reliant
• I am artistic
• I have mechanical aptitude
• I am detail oriented
• I am a team player
 
 

Student Organization

 

Automotive Youth Educational System

AYES means Opportunity for you!

  • Earn money while preparing for a variety of well-paying, satisfying careers:
    • Master Technicians with 3-5 years of experience can earn $30,000 –50,000 + annually
  • Enjoy the challenge of integrated work/study experiences
  • Class work relates to the job, and the job relates to the class work
  • Take advantage of the career and personal guidance provided by school and workplace mentors
  • Develop the kinds of professional skills that employers want and need
    • Motivation
    • Communication
    • Self-Discipline
    • Critical Thinking
    • Problem Solving
    • Goal Setting
    • Teamwork
    • Time Management
    • Customer Service
  • Develop technical skills that businesses want and need