2014-2015 Automotive Program’s Spotlight

Automotive Technology


Automotive Collision Repair Technology

Today’s Automotive’s are one of today’s fastest growing career industries.  America have over 600 million vehicles on the road each year with each owner having a mechanical breakdown or even  collision damage that is needing to be repaired.  For example, The Collision Repair industry covers a wide range of over 72 career Transportation and Collision Repair fields such as Automotive Design Engineering, Refinishing, Custom Airbrushing, Welding, Body Repair, Estimating and Custom Painting. Plus, The Automotive Technology industry also covers a wide range of over 50 careers, such as Mechanic specialists, Diesel Mechanics, Machinists and preventative maintenance,   to name a few.  Students enrolled have the opportunity to train for all these careers, plus many more fields of choice. Both programs cover pathways on either the post-secondary or career technical training side.    

Both programs are nationally recognized by the National Automotive Technical Education Foundation. Students are currently certified with SP2, Lift it Right and are currently working toward their ASE and I-Car certifications for both Automotive and Collision programs. 

All 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. Today’s Collision students currently are learning on the newest Paintless Dent Systems, Mitchells Estimating systems and PPG’s Aqua base water base systems. The Automotive Technology students are currently learning on the newest Hunter Alignment systems, Aldata, HVAC and vehicle diagnostics. 

The knowledge and hands-on skills that the students learn in these programs 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 Industry. Such as an Automotive Design Engineer for mechanical, and/or body design for collision.

Currently, both programs 1st year and 2nd year students are working on “refurbishing” a 1968 Corvette 427.  Earlier this year, students got to see a completed corvette project from one of the programs sponsors Plus, other pictures show students and instructors in both programs working and training our students in our newly built and equipped state of the art CTE facilities.


See each instructor’s web page for more student project pictures.


Come by and visit.  We are also happy to discuss and show off the new facilities for the new Automotive and Collision programs. You can see the pictures of the students working on the 1968 hood and panels in our state of the art booth with its newest breakable systems technology. Or students doing breaks, engine work or suspension work in the automotive lab.

The Automotive Technology and Collision Repair program’s 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. 




















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