Auto Collision Technician Program Outcomes

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  • Work safely and responsibly within safety and environmental guideline standards for a shop.
  • Identify, care for and use hand and power tools.
  • Arrange welding equipment and select proper equipment for heating, cutting and MIG welding.
  • Identify types of plastic and select correct repair material for proper repair.
  • Identify types of glass, installation materials and install/adjust auto glass.
  • Shrink, stretch, and straighten metal.  Mix and apply plastic filler.
  • Inspect, remove, install, align panels, doors and trim to meet ship standards.
  • Diagnose, twist, mash, sag and side sway.  Set up and measure and pull to align.
  • Explain and identify wheel alignment, brake systems, mechanical components and passenger restraint systems.
  • Evaluate collision damage and enter information into computer to achieve an accurate repair cost.
  • Select specific materials and prepare surfaces to be top coated.
  • Determine type of paint, apply topcoat and blend finishes.
  • Correct surface defects and final clean vehicles inside and out for delivery.