Automotive Collision Technology
PA Department of Labor High Priority Occupation!
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 SkillsBeginner:
- 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
Certifications (5)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 Prevention
College Credits (3)Earn up to 3 college credits.
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Workplace Opportunities (22)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.