Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology is a one to three year program that teaches students the basics of Collision Repair and Refinishing and Introduction to Principles of Transportation.
The program is broken up into three separate class blocks:
The Automotive Collision A/B is a one hour class for first year sophmores, juniors and seniors. Students are selected by National Automotive Technology Education Standard guidelines by the program instructor during the application process from the following campuses. These campuses are Bell High School, Trinity High School and the Keys Learning Center. Students will cover area's such as safety, tool technology, basic body repair, basic refinishing, airbrushing, detailing and custom designs.
The Introduction to Principles of Transportation is a one hour class for first year sophmores, juniors and seniors. Students are selected by National Automotive Technology Education Standard guidelines by the program instructor during the application process from the following campuses. These campuses are Bell High School, Trinity High School and the Keys Learning Center. Students will cover area's such as safety, transportation careers, basic metal repair, basic refinishing, airbrushing and basic tools.
The Advanced Collision Repair C is a two hour class for second year seniors from 12:15 to 2:25 pm. These students are returning 2nd or 3rd year students, or selected 1st year seniors that are working toward NATEF, ASE and/or other industry certifications. Students will learn advanced curriculum and skilled technological applications to be successful in today's changing automotive fields. Students will cover area's such as advanced body repair, custom refinishing and design, advanced airbrushing, interior replacement, mechanical alignments and adjustments, plastic repair and body realignments. This has amandatory two/three trimester requirement to be in this class.
Students can receive Articulation credits for attending and completing this program. These credits can be used at any Texas State Technical College, Tarrant County College, Eastfield Community College, Lincoln Technical Institute and Univerasal Technical Institute and any other approved post-secondary school meeting Articulation guidelines for a total of 12 college credit hours.
It is manditory that all students must complete the 10 hour OSHA certification for a graded subject area of completion. This certification is paid for by the instructor and CTE. Students must complete this safety requirement before being allowed into the Automotive labs.
Students are also encouraged to complete the ASE tests in Non-Structural Repair and Automotive Refinishing and any of the other 9 areas under the Automotive Industry. Students are also encouraged to complete at least 5 out of 10 areas of certification from the Industy Council for Automotive Repair taught by the instructor. I-CAR certification points can also count toward college credit by participating schools and universities. Students are also encouraged to participate in Skills USA. Students can participate in either Refinishing or Non-Structural Repair skills competition areas that are held at TSTC in Waco.
Students are responsible for payment for advanced industry certification testing. Instructor will supply info over testing sites,dates and testing fees.
Students are encouraged to enroll into the program with their school counselor or to contact the Technical Education Center at 817-354-3541.