2013-2014 Collision Program Spotlight
Today’s Automotive Collision Repair and Principles of Transportation programs are one of today’s growing career industries. These industries covers a wide range of over 72 career Transportation and Collision Repair fields such as Automotive Design Engineering, Refinishing, Body Repair, Estimating and Custom Painting. Just to name a few. Students enrolled have the opportunity to train for all these careers, plus many more fields of choice.
This program is a nationally recognized program that has achieved national recognition for winning the 2009 “Peoples Choice Award” from the Houston Art Car Parade. Plus, the ART CAR has won other local and state awards, such as the Euless Parade of Lights, Relay for Life, and many others.
Students learn and certify on the current Transportation, ASE, NATEF and I-CAR fields of study. Currently students may certify with 5 different fields in ASE, 12 areas of certification with I-CAR and 6 areas’ with the newest industry safety certification-SP2. Currently, there are more than thirty certifications within the industry. Currently, students currently are learning on the new Paintless Dent Systems and the newest Mitchells Estimating systems to both repair dents, but also to write estimates on today’s vehicles. The students have both the opportunities to custom paint or airbrush a vehicle, but they also learn to estimate how much the actual paint costs are to refinish any vehicle. Students just currently got certifications in the new I-CAR Fusor Repair systems.
The knowledge and hands-on skills that the students learn in this program prepares them for many career choices. They can take their knowledge and certifications to either to pursue a direct career in the workforce, or they can also receive articulated credit towards degrees in the any career in the Transportation and Collision Industry.
Concurrently, both 1st year and 2nd year students this 2nd trimester were currently working and completing their Metal Design Projects. Also, both 1st year and 2nd year students are working on “refurbishing” the City of Bedford’s Fire Departments “Clown Safety Trailer. As well as working on their own personal and customer projects.
See the instructor’s web page for more student project pictures.
Come by and visit. We are also happy to discuss and show off the new pictures of the new facilities being built for the new Automotive Collision and Transportation programs.
The Automotive Collision Repair program demonstrates the commitment of the Hurst-Euless-Bedford I.S.D to be at the forefront of the Career and Technology Education by providing the students with the leading industry standards of learning.
Our March Spotlight will Feature: Culinary Arts