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    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 students learn to do as they gain hands-on experience through straightening bent frames, repairing dents, replacing body panels, learning to match and apply paint colors and writing damage estimates.

    Sample Career Skills

    • Learn industry safety standards
    • Identify and use industry tools
    • Demonstrate metal identification and MIG welding
    • Identify car parts, makes and models
    • Paint a variety of car makes and models
    • Straighten, weld and install a section of a vehicle frame
    • Work on actual customer vehicles
    • Write collision repair estimates using industry software


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    I-CAR Certificate (students are eligible after two years of employment in the field)
    I-CAR Introduction to Collision Repair Process Overview
    Pennsylvania Skills Certificate
    S/P2 Automotive
    S/P2 Safety & Pollution Prevention
    Open Dual Enrollment Credits
    Delaware County Community College
    Concurrent Dual Enrollment Credits
    Pennsylvania College of Technology
    1:1 Articulation Credits
    Pennsylvania College of Technology
    Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

    Click here for more information on opportunities to earn college credit.
    Upperclassmen may be hired at local companies, such as: ABRA Auto Body and Glass, 3D Auto Body, Colours and more! 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. Review the task list.