Auto Collision Repair

Students will have the opportunity to develop entry-level job skills in the auto body collision repair industry. The I-Car curriculum, the industry standard, is followed to teach and evaluate skills in areas such as:

  • Dent repair
  • Thin metal welding
  • Priming and paint preparation
  • Paint mixing and spray painting in a down-draft booth
  • Frame straightening
  • Mechanical repairs
  • Fiberglass and plastic repairs are incorporated as well.

Course Description

Students will have the opportunity to develop entry-level job skills in the auto body collision repair industry as they work on customer vehicles provided by the community. The I-Car curriculum, the industry standard, is followed to teach and evaluate skills in areas such as dent repair, thin metal welding, priming and paint preparation, paint mixing and spray painting in a down-draft booth, frame straightening, and mechanical repairs. Fiberglass and plastic repairs are incorporated as well. This is a two-year program open to sophomores, juniors and/or seniors. Students may earn a maximum of six credits per year. Students can just enroll in one year but will be receive the maximum benefit of the career pathway if they enroll both years. Suggested classes to prepare for success in this course are applied math, applied science, and technology education courses. Dual college credits may be available.

Conditions

This is a one or two-year program open to sophomores, juniors and seniors. Students may earn a maximum of six (6) high school credits per year and may earn dual credits through Ivy Tech Community College and Vincennes University. Suggested classes to prepare for success in this course are applied math, applied science, and technology education courses.

Instructor

Carl Walton

Participation Organization

skillsUSA

DOE Courses

5514

5544

Dual Credit Opportunity

First year students in the Auto Collision Repair Course can receive up to 6 dual credits from Vincennes University. Dual Credit Courses are subject to change EACH year as the Department of Education and the Commission for Higher Education set new standards.