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Auto Collision Repair Technology

The Automotive Collision Repair Technology program starts students on the path towards a challenging and rewarding career in the automotive industry.  Students will learn the intricacies of all automobile body parts, glass and upholstery.  Throughout the program’s progression, students will gain the ability to identify, construct, remove, replace, and repair the many body and interior components of a motor vehicle.  The auto body facility at the Career and Technical High School is equipped with the modern equipment and tools that one would expect to find in a professional body shop.  In effect, the classroom is designed to mimic genuine shop settings in an effort to prepare students for the expectations not only of their desired trade, but also the demands of today’s workforce.

Program Outcome

The Auto Collision Repair Technology program prepares students for an entry-level position in the automotive industry.  In addition to acquiring the basic skills necessary to succeed in this trade, students learn to diagnose and measure damage.  Auto body technicians who continue to develop their skills have greater opportunities to seek rewarding jobs, thus earning them more lucrative salaries.  Career possibilities include, but are not limited to: service manager, insurance claims adjuster, custom spray painter, wrecking yard manager, repair shop owner, or antique car restorer. Students who go to college may pursue studies in automotive design and engineering, and often use their skills in auto body repair to help with payment of their college costs.

 Program Highlights:

  • The SCVTS classroom shop contains two professional drive-in paint booths
  • Students have the opportunity to repair their personal vehicles throughout the school year
  • The Auto Collision program offers a high placement rate in apprenticeships and cooperative industrial working experiences
  • Program graduates have continued their education at four-year universities, such as Penn State, or technical schools, such as Wyotech College
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