Auto Collision Repair (gr. 11-12)
The Auto Collision Repair program is a functioning commercial body shop. Students gain real-world experience through customer contact and by working with a wide variety of vehicle body problems. Students in the Auto Collision Repair course learn how to repair and refinish cars and trucks through a combination of classroom instruction and actual laboratory experience. Through a variety of skills attained in the course, students learn to analyze damage to a vehicle and replace or repair the damaged part (s).
Automotive body construction
Sheet metal repair
Adjusting body panels
A successful student in Auto Body Repair should have good color discrimination, good eye/hand coordination, a keen eye for detail, and the ability to work as part of a team.
During the second semester of the senior year, cooperative education placement may be available to students who have mastered the necessary competencies. ASE certification may be available to students when competencies are met. Advanced placement credits are available through Ivy Tech State College.
2 or 4 semesters, 2 blocks per day; Open to juniors and seniors
Body repair technician
Power equipment operator
Manager or foreman of an auto body shop
Painting or refinishing technician
The Auto Collision Repair program is an ASE NATEF certified training site.
Students who successfully meet requirements of the course and university may earn dual credit from both Ivy Tech and Vincennes.
Mr. John Paul