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Auto Collision Technology

Students in the Auto Collision Technology program design, paint, and refinish vehicle surfaces using modern welding, sanding, masking, and painting techniques. Students also learn how to assess, estimate, repair, and replace vehicle bodies and interiors using industry professional repair and refinishing tools.

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Engage, Experience, and Learn

In Auto Collision Technology, students learn safety, body damage analysis, damage repair, plastic and adhesives, painting and refinishing, and mechanical and electrical.

Students prepare for I-CAR certifications, immediate employment, and further education.

They also participate in SkillsUSA, a career and technical student organization, that prepares students for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations.

Discover Career Opportunities

Explore our career tree to learn about the wide variety of professional opportunities that students are prepared for upon program completion or with further education.

  • Entry Level: Collision Repair Technician, Auto Body Repair, Detail Shop Technician

  • Technical Careers: Painter, Welder Fabricator, Sheet Metal Repair Technician, Automotive Glass Installer, Claims Adjustor, Automotive Body Technician

  • Professional Careers: Body Shop Owner, Collision Repair Instructor, Insurance Adjustor, Automotive Engineer, Mechanical Engineer

Auto Collision Technology Career Tree

Earn College Credits and Certifications

Students can earn their I-CAR certification and their SP2 Safety Certification.

We offer a variety of college credit options for students. View our statewide credit agreements.

  • Baran Institute of Technology, 25% Test out

  • Eastern Gateway Comm. College, 9 credits, Business Management

  • Franklin University, up to 24 hours towards B.S.

  • Ohio Technical College, up to 4 courses

  • Stark State College, up to 14 credits towards Business and Entrepreneurship Studies

Contact Us

Bryan Carlson, Program Instructor, 330-847-0503 ext. 1308,

Anina Karlovic, Program Supervisor, 330-847-0503 ext. 1011,

Resources: Syllabus | Open House Session Recording