The Automotive Collision Technology program at CV Tech is an I-CAR affiliate program. Students will learn auto detailing, nonstructural collision repair, refinishing, structural collision repair, estimating, shop management, and customer service.


Entry Level Salary Range



Local Program

Collision Repair Technician, OCAS 9904/9905



Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair200 
Structural Analysis and Damage Repair40 
Painting and Refinishing300 
Damage Analysis, Estimating, and Customer Service70 
Mechanical and Electrical Components40 
Auto Collision Projects180 
Employment Readiness30 
Total Hours960 

Suggested Entry Level Skills

Clothing Requirement

Students must wear long pants or shorts, shirt, and close-toed shoes. No basketball shorts. Must wear clothes that can get dirty; be prepared to get dusty.

Instructor and Program Information

I am happy to speak with students/parents (for students under 18) about grades, learning progress, classroom behavior, or any other questions or concerns you may have about my class. Email is the easiest way to contact me; I check email daily and try to respond within 24 hours. You can also call after school (3:15-4:15) to speak to me.


Grades will be calculated based on the following weighted categories:
65% Competencies
25% Theory
10% Employability

Instructional Methods

Students are expected to meet the course goals and demonstrate their understanding of specific concepts. Various instructional strategies will be used: lecture, textbooks, digital handouts, hands-on practice with manipulatives, class discussions, Internet tutorials, leadership activities, guest speakers and special projects. Students will work independently and in groups. Assignments require students to use academic skills of reading, writing and math along with technical skills.


  • Students are required to pass a safety test with a grade of 100%
  • Safe operation of equipment and safe work habits will ensure the personal well being of students
  • Students must wear appropriate personal protective equipment for the task they are doing
  • Report any malfunction of equipment to the instructor immediately
  • Do not move or tamper with equipment; the equipment is set up and arranged in a necessary manner


  • Follow all class policies and procedures; comply with substitute requests even if different from normal routine
  • Students will remain in class; no passes out of the room unless a student is requested by the office
  • For safety reasons; some programs may limit access to the shop or lab when there is a substitute
  • Help the substitute in any way you can and be a positive representative of CV Tech

Program Expectations

  • Speak kindly. Good communication with peers and instructors is an important skill. Actions such as gossiping, inappropriate joking, cursing, derogatory remarks, and disruptions are unprofessional and will not be tolerated.

  • Arrive ready. When the bell rings, be in assigned seat and in uniform (if required).

  • Time on task. Spend time on task: participate in instructional activities, follow directions, work with peers, etc.

  • Clean. A clean work space is necessary for safety. Every student will clean as they go and clean at the end of the day.

  • Ask for help. It is normal to have questions about difficult sections of learning. Please ask for help by raising your hand to have a section explained again or ask to step into the office if you would like to speak privately.

  • Track progress. Students will use a plan of study to track their progress. Failing to meet deadlines will result in zeros.

  • Break Time. Use your break for personal business (restroom, phone calls, food, drink); you must go to the break area.

  • Cell phones. While cell phones are convenient, they are a distraction to your learning. Please put them on silent and put them in the designated location. Refer to the CVTC Student Handbook for the school policy.

  • Professional behavior. Display professional behavior at all times; this means no horseplay, yelling, etc.

  • Solve problems. If a discipline problem should arise, the steps below will be followed:
    1st Incident – Warning and in class student/teacher conference to find a solution to the problem
    2nd Incident – Student/teacher conference and parent notification
    3rd Incident – Parent/student/teacher conference; conference may include administrator or counselor as needed
    4th Incident – Administrator notified and consequence to be determined
    Severe disruptions or repeated problem behavior will result in removal from class and administrator notification

CV Tech Student Handbook Topics

The instructor will discuss the following topics in the student handbook. The handbook can be accessed at


The Automotive Collision Technology program at CV Tech is an I-CAR affiliate program. Students will learn auto detailing, nonstructural collision repair, refinishing, structural collision repair, shop management, and customer service.



Student ASE:

Painting and Refinishing
Structural Analysis and Damage Repair
Non-structural Analysis and Damage Repais
Mechanical and Electrical


Courses Hours
Introduction and Safety 15
Nonstructural: Metal Finishing, Body Filling, Plastics and Adhesives 90
Nonstructural: Metal Welding and Cutting 90
Painting and Refinishing: Surface Preparation 75
Painting and Refinishing: Mixing, Matching, Applying, and Correcting Defects 75
Painting and Refinishing: Detailing 75
Structural Analysis and Damage Repair: Frame Inspection and Repair 30
Damage Analysis, Written Estimating, and Customer Service 30
Structural: Vehicle Structure Inspection, Measurement, Repair, and Fixed Glass 45
Mechanical and Electrical Components 45
Damage Analysis and Digital Estimating 30
Nonstructural: Panel Repair/Replace, Adjustments, Glass, and Hardware 150
Painting and Refinishing: Projects and Live Work 180
Employment Readiness 30
Total Hours 960