Welcome to the
Buinger Career & Technical Education Academy
Automotive Technology and
Automotive Collision Repair Technology
America has over 600 million vehicles on the road each year with each owner having a mechanical breakdown or perhaps collision damage that needs to be repaired. Both Automotive programs are nationally recognized by the National Automotive Technical Education Foundation. Students are currently certified with SP2 and are working toward their "Lift It Right," ASE and I-Car certifications for both Automotive Technology and Collision programs.
The knowledge and hands-on skills that the students learn in these program's prepares them for many automotive career choices. They can take their knowledge and certifications to either pursue a career in the automotive workforce or they can receive articulated credit towards degrees in any career field in the Transportation Industry; such as an "Automotive Design Engineer" for mechanical and/or body design for collision.
The Automotive Technology and Collision Repair Programs demonstrate the commitment of the Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD to be at the forefront of Career and Technology Education by providing our students with leading industry standards of learning.
Come by and visit our departments, we will be happy to discuss and show you our new facilities!
Automotive Technology & Service Program (Gary Foote)
-Courses prepare students to pursue careers as: automotive service technicians, automotive parts sales reps, emissions/vehicle inspectors, diesel automotive technicians, light/heavy equipment technicians, automotive engineers, and more...
-Students develop work ethics, critical thinking, and knowledge in the following areas: Basic engine design, construction, and operation; fuel injection systems; emission control systems; ignition systems; engine cooling; disc and drum brake systems; tire/wheel design and technology, etc...
Automotive Collision Repair Technology (Eric Stevens)
-Students are currently learning the newest Paintless Dent Systems, Mitchells Estimating Systems and PPG's Aqua base water-base systems.
-Pursue careers in: Automotive Design Engineering, Refinishing, Custom Airbrushing, Welding, Body Repair, Estimating and Custom Painting, and more
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