The Collision Repair program prepares students for careers as body techs, paint techs, or insurance assessors and bidders. Courses provide instruction in the fundamentals of repairing vehicles damaged in a collision. Curriculum is aligned with the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR). Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible for I-CAR ProLevel testing through I-CAR’s Professional Development Program.
Students will learn and practice safety in the shop, understanding the safety hazards of shop equipment and tools. Also practicing safety with hazardous waste materials and pollutants.
Visual damage analysis and computerized estimating is a must in the collision repair industry. Students will learn to visually, verbally, and mechanically determine vehicle damage and repairability.
Our collision program will study in-depth surface preparation. Substrate surfaces, mechanical and chemical adhesion processes. Industry standards will be promoted so that students will meet industry expectations and be successful upon entry.
Refinishing is a very important part of our curriculum from surface preparation, masking, to water-based and solvent-based painting. Students will have a full understanding of how to mix paint using the computerized mixing software, spraying panels using cutting edge technology, tools and equipment.
Students will learn the skills and techniques of repairing plastic, metal and aluminum wedding and dent repair, using industry correct equipment, tools, and materials to accomplish a proper end result.
Students will have a full understanding and hands-on skill sets of the various repair methods within the industry using the I-Car industry training curriculum. Technicians will find their niche within the industry whether it be in estimating, non-structural, structural repair, automotive detailing, or refinishing.
Andy Morgan has worked in collision repair since 1979. He earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Collision Repair and is ASE Master Certified. He is also I-CAR instructor certified. Andy’s career has taken him from industry to teaching with over 25 years of teaching the next generations his craft. “I love to see the light come on when students finally ‘get it’…when they put in enough study and effort and all of the sudden you see the confidence come. That’s my payday!”
Jeff has worked in the collision repair industry for over 30 years. He brings experience in vehicle restorations, bodywork, painting, estimating, and management. After 13 years of management of a dealership body shop, Jeff began his teaching career at Snow College while owning and operating his shop in Richfield, Utah. Jeff works to stay current and certified in the industry using I-CAR, ASE, PPG, and Axalta. Jeff loves teaching here at Dixie Tech.
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