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The NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) certified Automotive Collision Technology program at A.W. Beattie Career Center meets strict Industry standards, providing students with hands-on experience using equipment in our state-of-the-art auto body shop. The Automotive Collision Technology program trains students in all aspects of the industry including: MIG Welding, computerized paint mixing, and automotive spraying techniques.  Using the latest technology in our fully equipped auto shop keeps students up to date with current standards.  Cooperative education experiences in local area dealerships provide necessary hands-on training. Students learn through the nationally recognized ICAR curriculum.





AUTOMOTIVE COLLISION TECHNOLOGY: Students enrolled in the Automotive Collision Technology program will study a variety of subjects, not limited to:

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  • Shop and Work Safety
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Color Matching/Painting
  • Automotive Detailing
  • Welding Procedures
  • Estimating/Entrepreneurship
  • Sheet Metal Fabrication
  • Diagnosing Collision Damage
  • Panel Replacement/Adjustment
  • Restoration and Corrosion
  • Body Alignment




    AUTOMOTIVE COLLISION TECHNOLOGY: Students who successfully complete the Automotive Collision Technology program may look forward to careers in the following fields after continued study/work experience, not limited to:

    Auto body repair students practices painting with an air gun

  • Automotive Assembly
  • Specialty Painter
  • Automotive Glass Worker
  • Insurance Adjuster
  • Welding
  • Frame Specialist
  • Automotive Parts Clerk
  • Automotive Collision Technology