• automotive collision repair

    Video Overview

    Grade Level: 11, 12

    Credits: 3 per year (1.5 per semester) 

    Location: On-site at NEWTech    

    Duration: 540 hours (year-long) with an optional Year Two 540-hour course available

    Instructor: Don Belcher

    Hi My name is Don Belcher I have been an Instructor at Newtech for 22 years, before coming to Newtech I was an Instructor at West Sound Tech. Before I started Teaching I worked as a Technician and a Body Shop Manager. I completed my technical training at Perry Tech. I have always enjoyed working on cars, and I have a few projects to keep me busy. I enjoy BBQ’s, bonfires, fly fishing, and photography.


    Year One Course
    - Junior or Senior standing
    Year Two Course -  B or better in Year 1 course and instructor's approval

    Program Description: This 1080-hour, NATEF-approved, two-year course is designed to inform and instruct students in the basics of auto body repair. Instruction includes theory and techniques related to the process of welding, metal straightening and panel/body alignment on a variety of auto body industry materials including metal, glass and plastic. Students will learn effective customer relations and sales in multiple settings. Estimating damage and repair costs and procedures are key components in this course. The student will be prepared for entry-level employment in the auto body repair industry as an auto body repair technician. The class focuses on academic, technical skills, and employability practices. Students will develop personal and professional skills in the classroom that will transfer to the workplace: With more environmentally friendly paint bases on the horizon, students will learn the newest and greenest applications in the industry.

    High School Credit Equivalencies: None

    Certifications: ASE Collision Repair & Refinishing (4 Exams Possible), Precision Exams - Collision Repair, SP2 Safety, and SP2 Pollution Prevention

    Careers in this field:

    • Automotive Parts Salesperson
    • Body Shop Supplies Salesperson
    • Collision Technician
    • Custom Accessories Installer
    • Estimator
    • Glass Installer
    • Reconditioner

    2020-21 Automotive Collision Repair Syllabus

    2021-22 Orientation Video

    Program Uniform Information

    Scope and Sequence


    Students will complete assignments, activities, competencies, and customer work in the following areas:

    • HR Week
    • 21st. CENTURY SKILLS Communication and Professionalism
    • Occupational Health and Safety
    • Tools and equipment
    • Paint products
    • Disassembly and reassembly
    • Metal Work
    • Applying and shaping Filler
    • Surface Prep
    • Applying coatings
    • Repairing surface defects
    • MIG Welding
    • Estimating
    • Plastic Repair/ Plastic Welding
    • Customer Service
    • Color Matching
    • Color Blending
    • MIG Welding II
    • Résumé and Job Search
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