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Collision Repair

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Program Description

The program prepares students with the necessary skills to repair and refinish collision-damaged automobiles. Students will have the opportunity to earn an Occupational Certificate in Repair Assistant Specialty.

Students will learn in a classroom setting. They will also apply their knowledge and skills in industry work experiences. The CTE Department may structure the field experience. This may include laboratory- based, paid or unpaid work experiences for students.

Course Content

  • Shop Safety
  • Repair Procedures
  • Estimate Costs
  • Power Tools
  • Sand & Prep Vehicles
  • Paint
  • Vehicle Detailing
  • Repair Mechanical Systems of Vehicles

Business and Industry Partners

Louetta Automotive

Program of Study

HS Endorsement: Business & Industry
9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
Principles of Transportation Systems Basic Collision Repair and Refinishing Collision Repair Paint and Refinishing

Industry Certifications

  • Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) – Refinishing Technician Level 1

Possible Career Pathways

  • Painter
  • Body Technician
  • Frame Technician

Starting Salary

$52,000 - $53,000
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Website: bls.gov/ooh

College Partners

  • San Jacinto College
  • Houston Community College