Auto Collision

Auto Collision

Site: Northern Career Institute-Willoughby
COLLEGE CREDITS - Tech Prep
Two-year program: grades 11-12
 
The Auto Collision program is designed to teach students the complete cycle of repairing automobiles and other vehicles damaged from normal “wear and tear” or from accidents and collisions.  The students develop skills in straightening, forming, soldering, welding, painting and aligning a damaged vehicle. In addition to the required technical learning, the related portion of the training begins to focus on employability and management skills. This aspect includes ordering parts, preparing estimates, writing repair orders, and generally developing good oral and written communication skills.  ASE and NATEF certifications are available for qualified students.
 
 
Instructor:
 
Mr. Lou Masitto
  • Education: Kent State, PPG training school (painting), Blackhawk School (Frame Repair), PPG custom painting school.
  • Work Experience: 23 years in high volume body shop, body repair, frame repair, painting, etc.. Awards: ASE Certification (automotive service excellence), PPG certification, PPG custom painting.
  • Hobbies: cars, cars, and more cars.

Additional Information

Credits: 3 credits each year (2 Courses/yr-1.5 credits each)
 
PROGRAM CONTENT
The student will learn:
  • Proper Safety Practices
  • Custom Fabrication       
  • Use of Hand and Power Tools   
  • Unibody & Frame Repair   
  • Rust Repair   
  • Fiberglass Repair
  • Sheet Metal Repair   
  • Custom Painting   
  • Body Panel Replacement   
  • MIG Welding   
  • Detailing   
  • Customer Service
  •  COURSES:
  • Collision Nonstructural Inspection & Repair
  • Collision Painting & Refinishing
  • Collision Structural Inspection & Repair
  • Collision Electrical & Mechanical
POST-SECONDARY ARTICULATION
      •    Cuyahoga Community College-up to 5 credits
      •    University of Akron-up to 30 credits
      •    Kent State University-up to 30 credits
      •    Ohio Technical College-AP

CERTIFICATIONS AVAILABLE
      •    ASE
      •    NATEF
    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
    • Auto Body Repair & Alignment Technician
    • Aircraft & Boat Repair Technician
    • Parts Manager Estimator
    • Frame & Front End Repair Technician
    • Custom Shop or Auto Repair Technician
    • Refinishing & Sales
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