Collision Repair Technology

Autobody

Course Description

Learn the professional skills necessary to meet the demanding requirements of the collision repair industry. Students learn the basic in­depth aspects of Collision Repair Technology Technology, collision repair and finishing. Students are provided theory and practice in sheet metal repair, plastic repair and replacement, repair of body damage, frame, and auto body, glass installation and paint finishing techniques. This program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), a division of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE Certification). Collision repair technicians are skilled, knowledgeable trade people who know how to use specialized equipment and highly technical methods to restore vehicles damaged by collision. They must possess basic skills in the following areas: Metal Work, Welder, Auto Repair Technician, Air Conditioning Technician, Computer Technician, Painter/Refinishing Technician.

Instructors

John D’Andrea (Dept. Head)
jdandrea@ssvotech.org | 781-878-8822 ext. 314
Stephen Campbell
scampbell@ssvotech.org | 781-878-8822 ext. 316
Freshmen
The primary focus of 9th grade is hand tools, power tools, refinishing equipment, and introduction to the right to know laws, surface preparation, paint spring variables, and paint mixing..

Skills: Proper tool usage | Surface preparations | Paint spraying | Paint mixing

Sophomore
The primary focus of 10th grade is sheet metal repair, OHSA 10,mig welding, oxyacetylene, expand on painting skills, solving paint problems, remove and repair non-structural interior and exterior panels.

Skills: OHSA 10 | Non-structural panel repairs | Mig welding | Oxyacetylene welding | Solving paint problems

Juniors
The primary focus of 11th grade is fiberglass/SMC plastic, analyze unitized and conventional frame repair, structural body repair, resistance welding, damage appraisal, plasma cutting, plastic welding and panel bonding.

Skills: Frame repair | Plasma cutting | Resistance welding | Auto appraisal | Plastic welding | Panel bonding | Structural body panel

Seniors
The primary focus of 12th grade is computer frame measuring, suspension systems, coolant system, computer estimating, Professionalism, air conditioning, and expand on frame straightening.

Skills: Computer estimating | Professionalism | Laser frame measuring | Suspension systems | Air conditioning | Coolant systems | Frame straightening

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