The Automotive Collision Technology program is designed for students with a keen interest in motor vehicles and an eye for color, shape and design. It takes a skilled auto body technician to make damaged vehicles look new again, and that’s exactly what you’ll learn to do. Students straighten bent frames, repair dents, replace body panels and put on the finishing touches with custom paint designs.Program Concentrations
- Detailing and estimating
- Glass and hardware repair and replacement
- Metal finishing and body fillings
- Non-structural damage repair
Gear up for opportunities like automotive collision and repair shop owner, auto collision repair technician, detailer, disassembly specialist, estimator, painter, paint preparation technician or unibody frame technician.
The 2018 Auto Collision Experience (ACE), hosted by TCHS, brought together over 21 industry representatives and over 330 students from 17 technical high schools across Chester, Delaware, Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Lancaster, Lebanon and Berks Counties for a mutually beneficial day of career discovery. Students were interviewed and some received job offers.
I-CAR Certificate (students are eligible after two years of employment in the field)I-CAR Introduction to Collision Repair Process OverviewPennsylvania Skills CertificateS/P2 AutomotiveS/P2 Safety & Pollution PreventionOpen Dual Enrollment CreditsDelaware County Community CollegeConcurrent Dual Enrollment CreditsPennsylvania College of TechnologySOAR CreditsPennsylvania College of TechnologyThaddeus Stevens College of TechnologyClick here for more information on opportunities to earn college credit.
Upperclassmen may be hired at local companies, such as: 3D Collision Centers, Service King Collision, Classic Coachwork Group, Mercer Restorations and ABRA Auto Body & Repair. Co-ops allow students to work during their school day, earn real-world experience and build their resumes.The Department of Education provides a CIP Code to approved Programs of Study (POS). Schools and postsecondary institutions use the CIP code to categorize the POS, outline the scope and sequence of educational offerings and develop a POS task list. Click here to review the task list.