Collision Repair

Program Description

The program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, reconstruct and finish automobile bodies, fenders, and external features. The program includes instruction in structure analysis, damage repair, non-structural analysis, mechanical and electrical components, plastics and adhesives, painting and refinishing techniques, and damage analysis and estimating.

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

Beacon · Briggs Equipment · Fred Haas Toyota · Group 1 Auto · Gulf States Toyota · Louetta Automotive · Munday Chevrolet · Norton Abrasives · PPG · Saint-Gobain · Service King · Tasco

College Partners

Houston Community College · San Jacinto College

Program of Study

Industry Certifications

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

Possible Career Pathways

  • Painter
  • Body Technician
  • Production Manager

*Median Pay Per Year

$40,850 – $41,850
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

*The wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. Median Pay Per Year range includes occupations listed on Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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