Collision Repair Technology

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  • Auto Refinisher Technician

Potential Certifications

  • Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology

  • 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

All CMTHS programs integrate college preparatory coursework with an emphasis on technical skills.  Recent graduates from the Collision Repair program are attending  Automotive Training Center, Universal Technical Institute, Montgomery County Community College, WyoTech, and Penn-College of Technology.

Course Description

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.


The program is A.S.E. (Automotive Service Excellence) and ICAR gold certified. The student can receive a certification as a certified Estimator by completing the A.D.P. (Automatic Data Processing) program while in the Collision Repair program.  Among the areas of study are Collision Repair and Paint Technician.  

Course Content

The nationally recognized curriculum, I-Car prepares students to remove excessively damaged fenders, panels and grills using wrenches and cutting tools and attaching or manufacturing replacements by bolting, gluing or MIG welding them in place.


Other skills taught in this course include dent removal, body filling using plastic filler, fiberglass, and grinding, sanding and applying base coat, and clear coat paints using today’s newest technology. This well equipped lab contains state of the art equipment such as a prep station and a down draft spray booth.


Learning Environment

In a new, state-of-the-art facility, a caring and highly qualified professional staff share their skills while challenging and encouraging their students.  Many of the instructors have established high profiles in their fields of expertise prior to becoming teachers.  Students not only get to know their teachers, but the teachers get to know them and respond to their individual needs as they extend their support and enthusiasm while preparing students for the future.  The students are able to obtain a variety of state and nationally recognized certifications and licenses.


Student Organizations
Students have the option to participate in two nationally recognized career and technical student organizations – SkillsUSA and Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA).  Students can compete at the district, state and national levels.


Central Montco Technical High School  has allocated in excess of $750,000 in financial aid to graduating seniors.


National Technical Honor Society
The National Technical Honor Society is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education. 


Articulation Agreements
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.  Contact our guidance department for more information.

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821 Plymouth Road

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462


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Central Montco Technical High School does not discriminate in its education programs, activities or employment practices based on sex, color, national origin, race, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, political opinions or affiliations, or lawful activity in any employee organization. Central Montco Technical High School provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For information about your civil right and grievance procedures, contact Larry Byron, Equal Rights Coordinator, (610) 277-2301.


La Escuela Secundaria Técnica Montco Central no discrimina en sus programas de educación, actividades o prácticas de empleo basadas en sexo, origen en color, nacional, raza, orientación sexual, discapacidad, edad, religión, ascendencia, opiniones políticas o afiliaciones, o actividad legal en ninguna organización de empleado. La Escuela Secundaria Técnica Montco Central ofrece un acceso equitativo a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados. Para obtener información acerca de su derecho civil y de los procedimientos para quejas, comuníquese Larry Byron, Coordinadora de Igualdad de Derechos, (610) 277 -2301.