Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center

Collision Repair & 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
  • Structural and non-structural
  • Mechanical and electrical systems
  • Painting and refinishing


  • S/P2 Safety and Pollution Prevention Training
  • ASE Entry-Level Certifications
  • PA State Inspection
  • Section 609 Mobile Air Conditioning Certification
  • OSHA 10-Hour Automotive

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.