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Auto Collision Repair (gr. 11-12)

Course Overview:

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).

Areas of Study Include:

Shop safety
Automotive body construction
Sheet metal repair
Frame straightening
Repair materials
Adjusting body panels


Student Profile:

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.

Special Opportunities:

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.

Program Availability:

2 or 4 semesters, 2 blocks per day; Open to juniors and seniors

Completion of the Auto Collision Repair Course Prepares Students to Become:

Body repair technician
Power equipment operator
Insurance estimator
Manager or foreman of an auto body shop
Painting or refinishing technician
Glass 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