Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology - Curriculum

The Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology curriculum prepares individuals to become qualified technicians who possess the diverse skills required to perform quality repairs and proper refinishing techniques on automobile bodies and to diagnose and repair mechanical and electrical systems.

Course work includes classroom and laboratory experiences that integrate technical application with academic theory. Emphasis is placed on autobody fundamentals, painting and refinishing, structural and non-structural damage repair, mechanical and electrical component repair or replacement, and common industry practices.

Graduates should be qualified to take National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification examinations and also for entry-level employment in automotive dealerships, independent repair shops, or through self-employment, as collision repair and refinishing technicians.

The Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology program is housed in one of the college’s newest buildings, a 7,000-square-foot facility that opened in fall 2013. The space features state-of-the-art equipment, including a large frame rack, a computerized measuring system, vehicle lifts, a dustless sanding system, and a compartmentalized sandblaster. Four vehicle bays and a classroom provide ample space for students to learn the art of vehicle body repair.

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Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology - Program Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of automotive welding techniques and equipment.
  2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of autobody shop safety and automotive design and minor repair.
  3. Students will demonstrate knowledge of advanced usage of autobody tools and techniques.
  4. Students will demonstrate the ability to properly operate frame machine and alignment equipment.
  5. Students will demonstrate the ability to identify and repair plastics used in the automotive industry.
  6. Students will demonstrate knowledge of procedures for automotive refinishing.
  7. Students will demonstrate refinish procedures and knowledge of environmental safety regulations in autobody repair.
  8. Students will demonstrate the ability to repair minor automotive mechanical and electrical problems.

Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology - Contact

Bud Speight

Program Chair - Collision Repair & Refinishing Techonology

speightb@edgecombe.edu

Collision Repair Building, Tarboro Campus
(252) 823-5166, ext. 228