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Collision Repair Technology

Instructor: TBD

Email: TBD

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Course Description

CIP Code: 47.0603

Autobody Collision and Repair Technology/Technician


This is an instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair damaged automotive vehicles such as automobiles and light trucks. Students learn to examine damaged vehicles and estimate cost of repairs; remove, repair and replace upholstery, accessories, electrical and hydraulic window and seat operating equipment and trim to gain access to vehicle body and fenders; remove and replace glass; repair dented areas; replace excessively damaged fenders, panels and5 grills; straighten bent frames or unibody structures using hydraulic jacks and pulling devices; and file, grind and sand repaired surfaces using power tools and hand tools. Students refinish surfaces by painting with primer and a finish coat.

Collision Repair Technicians are skilled workers who repair minor and major defects such as scratches, chips, dents, surface rust and rust outs. The technician also welds torn metal, replaces damaged parts, and estimates repairs. A person in this trade should have the desire to work with metal and finishing metals such as paints, solvents, and waxes.

Course Content

Topics of Study include:

  • Safety

  • Vehicle Design & Construction

  • Panel Replacement & Alignment

  • Trim & Hardware

  • Metal Finishing

  • Body Fillers

  • Glass & Hardware

  • Structural Component Repair & Damage Analysis

  • Structural Straightening

  • Corrosion Protection

  • Welding

  • Cutting Processes

  • Surface Preparation, Refinishing, and Equipment

  • Automotive Finishes

  • Surface Preparation

  • Refinishing Equipment and Operations

  • Detailing

  • Estimating Damage Analysis

  • Plastic Repair

  • Restraint Systems

Required Uniform & Materials

The CMTHS Required Collision Repair Technology Uniform can be ordered HERE.

  • Blue or Tan Work pants

  • Leather work boots

  • CMTHS Collision Repair T-shirt

  • Safety glasses

  • Charcoal Filter Spray Respirator, check with instructor


Required Document:

Students must have a Respirator Form completed and signed by their doctor in order to be able to paint.

Related Occupations

  • Frame Equipment Specialist

  • Repair Technician

  • Glass Specialist

  • Insurance Estimator

  • Customizing Specialist

  • Auto Body Technician

  • Industrial Spray Painter

  • Sales/Auto Body Parts

  • Car Detail Specialist

  • Auto Refinisher Technician

Potential Certifications

Students in the Collision Repair Program may earn the following certifications:

  • NOCTI Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology

  • OHSA 10 Safety Certification

  • Hazardous Material Storage and Disposal

  • S/P2 Safety and Pollution Prevention

  • S/P2

  • I-CAR Certification(s)

  • PPG Online Training - Refinishing Sheet Metal

  • PPG Online Training - Finishing Sheet Metal

Post-Secondary Education

Recent graduates from the Collision Repair program are attending:

  • Automotive Training Center

  • Universal Technical Institute

  • Montgomery County Community College

  • WyoTech

  • Penn-College of Technology


Articulation Agreements are cooperative arrangements for granting admission and college credit to students who are continuing their education.  Central Montco Technical High School has articulated its programs with a wide range of colleges and technical schools resulting in college credit or priority placement for CMTHS students.

Click HERE and select Autobody/Collision Repair Technology/ Technician 47.0603 and your year of graduation to see what Articulation Agreements are available for this program of study.

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