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The Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing Program emphasizes the application of skills in all areas of automotive collision repair and refinishing. Students learn basic repair techniques, conventional and unibody frame straightening, spot repair, and refinishing procedures. Cost estimating, parts replacement and welding are additional skills taught in this program. Students enjoy working on cars and trucks and take pride in seeing the results. This program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) in structural analysis and damage repair, non-structural analysis damage repair, mechanical and electrical components, plastics and adhesives, and painting and refinishing.

Each student gains actual experience on customer vehicles using the current industry standard equipment available such as the Continental Frame Machine and Spanesi Touch Measuring System, Paint Mixing with PPG Enviro base waterborne paint mixing system, Garmat Spray Booth, and Mig Welders, silicon bronze welding, Plasma cutting

The Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing program has gone Green by implementing the waterborne paint into the curriculum. This paint system contains less volatile organic compounds than other types of paint and is the latest standard in the industry.

Graduates find employment in new and used car dealerships, independent body shops, or self-employment. With further education, students may pursue specialized occupations such as insurance claims adjusters, auto customizers, and frame specialists.

Students are recommended to take Chemistry in Grade 11 and Physics in Grade 12. Art is also recommended for at least one year.

Technical Courses

  • Career Exploration (100) – 18 Credits
  • Auto/Col/Rep/Ref 9 (132) – 12 Credits
  • Auto/Col/Rep/Ref 10 (123) – 24 Credits
  • Auto/Col/Rep/Ref Theory 10 (123T) – 5 Credits
  • Auto/Col/Rep/Ref 11 (126) – 34 Credits
  • Auto/Col/Rep/Ref 11 Theory (126T) – 5 Credits
  • Auto/Col/Rep/Ref 12 (129) – 34 Credits
  • Auto/Col/Rep/Ref 12 Theory (129T) – 5 Credits

Affiliated and Certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)