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Collision Repair and Refinishing

Students who register for our Collision Repair and Refinishing course will use advanced equipment and techniques found in professional auto collision repair companies. Students will learn to design, prepare, paint, and refinish vehicle surfaces, reconstructing them back to pre-accident condition.

We prepare our Collision Repair course graduates for ICAR Certification, immediate employment, and further education. The Blackhawk Frame Straightening machine we use in the program is an industry standard found in body shops throughout the nation.

Hands-On Training

  • Safety
  • Business fundamentals
  • MIG/GMAW and STRSW
  • Structural and non-structural
  • Mechanical and electrical systems
  • Painting and refinishing

Certifications

  • Student ASE Non-Structural Repairs
  • Student ASE Structural Repairs
  • Student ASE Painting and Refinishing
  • Student ASE Mechanical and Electrical Systems
  • SP2 Collision Repair Safety Certificate
  • SP2 Collision Pollution Prevention
  • Automotive Safety Inspection License
  • ACT National Career Readiness

PA SOAR Program

To qualify for free SOAR credits offered at participating colleges:

  1. Students must be enrolled in an approved Program of Study (POS) in the PDE SOAR program.
  2. Students must prepare for both college and a career by taking college prep academics, for example: College Prep English or Algebra II by their junior year of high school.
  3. Students must achieve a 2.5 GPA in the CTE program.
  4. Students must score competent or advanced on the end-of-CTE-program test, called the NOCTI, which is taken during the spring semester of their senior year of high school.
  5. Students must complete the SOAR statewide articulation competency list for their Program of Study.

For more information about this program, visit CollegeTransfer.Net.