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    Grade Level: 11, 12

    Credits: 3 per year (1.5 per semester) 

    Location: NEWTech Rm. 110    

    Duration: 1080 Hours: 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.

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

    Program Description: This 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. The class focuses on academic, technical skills, and employability practices. 

    Syllabus: Collision Syllabus 21-22

    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

    2021-22 Orientation Video

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