Automotive Collision Repair
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Program of Study

Automotive Collision Repair Program of Study (POS) prepares students for entry into careers as professional service technicians. Content emphasizes customer services skills, proper use of tools and equipment, safety, shop operations, engine fundamentals, damage analysis, cost estimation, structural and non-structural repair, and painting and refinishing in a hands-on environment. Upon completion of the POS, students will be eligible to take the examination for Automotive Student Excellence (ASE) Student Certification in Collision.



  • Introduction to Collision Repair (6172)

Introduction to Collision Repair introduces students to the basic steps in the collision repair process, emphasizing the tools, equipment, and materials used. Major topics include career investigation, safety, overview of collision repair operations, vehicle construction, tools and equipment, collision repair materials, preparation of non-structural body components, metal finishing/body filling, and surface preparation for painting/refinishing.

  • Collision Repair: Non-Structural (6062)

Collision Repair: Non-Structural is a course that prepares students to analyze non-structural collision damage to a vehicle, determine the extent of the damage and the direction of impact, initiate an appropriate repair plan, and correctly use equipment to fit metal to a specified dimension within tolerances. Course content includes metal finishing, body filling, and glass panel replacements. The course prepares students for entry level employment and advanced training in collision repair technology and post-secondary education. Students completing the Collision Repair: Non-Structural are eligible to take the ASE written examination for NonStructural Analysis and Damage Repair.

  • Collision Repair: Painting & Refinishing (6063)

Painting and Refinishing introduces students to methods of paint application and equipment used for vehicular refinishing. Topics include personal and environmental safety requirements; surface preparation; spray gun and related equipment operation; paint mixing, matching, and applying; and final detail. The course prepares students for entry level employment and advanced training in collision repair technology and post-secondary education. Students completing Collision Repair: Painting and Refinishing are eligible to take the ASE written examination for Painting and Refinishing.


Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) are an integral curriculum component of each Career and Technical Education Program of Study (POS). CTSOs provide students the chance to see and experience what it takes to succeed, not just in terms of academic knowledge, but in terms of leadership, communications, and other "soft" skills that are the foundation of future success. Students who participate in CTSOs can experience the relationship between classroom and the business world; build business and community contacts who may become role models, mentors, and employers; lead, coordinate, and participate in school and community projects; and apply skills gained in a CTSO to their personal lives.

In the Automotive Collision Repair POS, the CTSO is SkillsUSA which is a national partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. SkillsUSA's mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA complements technical skills training with building employability skills such as self-confidence, teamwork, communication, and leadership.