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Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing


Student Learning Outcomes:


  1. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in areas of Tool Safety relevant to the role of Auto Collision Repair and Refinishing.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of proper use of equipment, tools, and safety that meets industry standards.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of all positions related to Auto Collision Repair and Refinishing.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of different types of vehicle construction.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge and skills of basic metal finishing including proper use of metal finishing tools.
  6. Demonstrate proper safety rules and procedures during lab work.
  7. Identify right to know laws, OSHA guidelines, DEQ rules.
  8. Demonstrate and apply safe handling of hazardous materials.
  9. Demonstrate knowledge and skills of detailing and polishing a vehicle.
  10. Identify paint defects.
  11. Demonstrate proper use of detailing equipment and PPE.
  12. Gain knowledge of general safety and health practices including the use of chemicals and detailing products.
  13. Demonstrate proper selection and use of spraying PPE.
  14. Demonstrate knowledge of proper painting fundamentals.
  15. Demonstrate proper application of different paint materials on vehicle components.
  16. Identify advance technical terms.
  17. Apply knowledge of Environmental Protection Agency laws.
  18. Demonstrate knowledge and skills using compliant and HVLP spray equipment.
  19. Demonstrate knowledge and skills of using a paint system (Brand).
  20. Demonstrate proficiency in paint color adjustment.


  1.  Use safety, proper mixing, sanding and straightening of Body Filler to industry standard of dent repair
  2. Weld plug, lap, butt with backing and butt weld to I-CAR standards
  3. Use Mitchell estimating systems (Book and Computer) to figure repair and refinish times
  4. Show ability to determine correct product and application method to restore corrosion protection to vehicle
  5. Replace windshield in a manner safe to the student and vehicle to meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard FMVSS 212/208
  6. Understand 5 types of frame damage. Use dimension charts, hanging gauges and tram bar to verify proper alignment
  7. Identify the two types of plastic, and repair to acceptable level a single side repair, a double side repair and a tab repair on both types of plastic
  8. Prepare and measure a Uni-body car on the Chief Impulse Frame bench. Measure with both mechanical and computer measuring systems.
  9. Identify all Suspension components and their function, show ability to align and measure Caster, Camber, SAI, and Toe.
  10. Demonstrate methods of finding wind and water leaks in and around wheel wells, trunks door openings and glass.
  11. Identify voltage, amperage, resistance and trace schematics to show function of circuit. As they pertain to parallel and series circuitry.
  12. Identify Dangers of working with Hybrid vehicles. Use published information to disconnect high voltage battery in two Hybrid vehicles
  13. Identify components of an air- bag system, use published information to identify parts that need to be inspected after deployment, and parts that must be replaced after deployment.
  14. Understand all policies, procedures, and apply all safety aspects related to automotive refinishing, understand EPA and OSHA regulations, and demonstrate proper selection and use of Personal Protective Equipment.
  15. Explain and demonstrate how to properly clean a vehicle prior to repair work.
  16. Explain and demonstrate the use of masking materials and how to featheredge paint in a repair area on a vehicle.
  17. Have a solid understanding of different types and demonstrate the proper use of those materials such as sandpaper, sanding methods, use of fillers, and mixing paint.
  18. Demonstrate the use of paint manufacture’s manuals to mix their products and demonstrate the use of their products from the substrate to the final top coat.
  19. Determine proper corrosion repair materials and demonstrate their application methods.
  20. Explain and demonstrate the use of detailing products and their application methods.
  21. Understand and apply all safety aspects related to automotive refinishing.
  22. Properly identify paint problems, the cause and how to correct it.
  23. Understand and demonstrate how to adjust a color to match a vehicle as close as possible for a blend.
  24. Demonstrate the use of paint manufacturer’s paint manuals to mix and apply materials to complete a spot repair and methods for a proper blend.
  25. Properly identify plastics, demonstrate their refinishing methods and product used.
  26. Demonstrate proper removal methods for nibs and imperfections in a refinish job.
  27. Understand and apply all safety aspects related to automotive refinishing.
  28. Properly identify paint problems, the cause and how to correct them.
  29. Properly identify a tri-stage finish and methods of matching a tri-stage finish.
  30. Properly care for and use common technician hand tools, power equipment and standard collision repair and refinishing shop equipment according to NATEF shopsafety procedures.
  31. Demonstrate a clear understanding of right to know laws and regulations, OSHA,EPA, and DEQ concerns related to the Auto Collision repair and Refinishingindustry.
  32. Demonstrate knowledge and proper use of hand tools and shop equipment torepair damaged metal panels to previous undamaged shape.
  33. Demonstrate proper disassembly and assembly of vehicle door components.
  34. Properly identify the ADAS systems and recalibrate after a repair.