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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

    Beginner:
    • Learn industry safety standards
    • Identify and use industry tools
    Intermediate:
    • Demonstrate metal identification and MIG welding
    • Identify car parts, makes and models
    • Paint a variety of car makes and models
    Advanced:
    • 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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    Certs
    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
     
     Links
    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.
     
     co-op
    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.
     cip
    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.