• Automotive Collision Technology

    PA Department of Labor High Priority Occupation!

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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


  • Certifications (5)

    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

    College Credits (3)

    Earn up to 3 college credits.

    Click here for more information on opportunities to earn college credit.

    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.
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