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    Instructor: Don Belcher

    Hi My name is Don Belcher. I have been an instructor at NEWTech for over 20 years. After completing my training at Perry Tech and working as a technician and a body shop manager, I transitioned into teaching - first at West Sound Technical Skills Center then came to NEWTech. 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.

  • Collision RepairVideo Overview

    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

    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

    FAQ - Collision Repair

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

    High School Credit Equivalencies: None

    Certifications: ASE Collision Repair & Refinishing (4 Exams Possible), 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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