Mr. Anthony Del Vecchio
If you haven't already check out the Collision Repair page click here!
The Collision Repair program uses the I-CAR curriculum. Outlined below is the four classes taught:
- Collision Repair Fundamentals
- Collision Repair 1
- Collision Repair II Non-structural
- Collision Repair II Refinishing
- Collision Repair II Estimating (Upon request)
PLEASE CLICK ON THE COURSE EXPECTATIONS TAB TO THE LEFT FOR MORE DETAILS OF THESE COURSES!
Certifications possibilities include:
- I-CAR (All classes)
- 14 + modules (Online/Face to Face)
- SP2 (Collision Repair Fundamentals)
- Collision Pollution Prevention
- Refinishing Safety
- PBM (Performance Base Measure's) (Collision Repair 1)
Some interesting points/facts about the Collision Repair Industry
If you love working on damaged cars and making them look good, this is a career for you! A collision repairer is someone who works in the automotive industry. A technician repairs, restores, refinish, and replace body panels and frames, windshields, and window glass.
Collision repairer typically do the following:
- Review damage reports, prepare cost estimates, and plan work
- Remove damaged body parts, including bumpers, fenders, hoods, grilles and trim
- Realign car frames and chassis to repair structural damage
- Hammer out medium and small dents and other minor body repairs
- Plastic repairs using adhesive and welding techniques
- Fit,attach and weld replacement parts into place using GMAW welding techniques
- Install and weatherproof windows and windshields
- Grind, sand and buff and prime, refurbished and repaired surfaces
- Apply new finish to restored body parts
A collision repairer can repair most damage from everyday vehicle to collisions and make vehicles look and drive like new. Damage may be minor, such as a cracked windshield; or major, such as replacing an entire panel. Repair technicians use many tools for their work. To remove parts such as a bumpers and door panels, they use pneumatic tools, metal cutting guns and plasma cutters. For major structural repairs, such as aligning the body, they often use heavy-duty hydraulic jacks and hammers. For some work, they use common hand tools, such as metal files, pliers, wrenches, hammers and screwdrivers. In some cases technicians do an entire job by themselves. In other cases, especially in large shops, they use an assembly line approach in which they work as a team with each teams specializing. Although repair technicians sometimes prime and paint repair parts, automotive painters generally do these tasks. Collision repair technicians, straighten metal panels, remove dents, and replace parts that can't be fixed.
Although they repair all types of vehicles, most work is primarily on cars, SUV's and small trucks. Repair technicians work indoors in collision shops, which are noisy. Most shops are well ventilated to disperse the dust and paint fumes. Repair technicians sometimes work in awkward and cramped positions, and their work can be physically demanding.
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Here's a few statistics on the education of a collision repair technician:
The most common degree that is held by Collision Repair technicians is Automotive Mechanics, held by about 14% of collision repair technicians.
44% of Collision Repair technicians have a high school diploma, with the second being a certificate or an associates degree that makeup about 31%
We are CTE: If you are interested in continuing your study's in Collision Repair or in the Automotive field, please reach out Guilford Technical Community College Collision Repair program. www.gtcc.edu or 336-334-4822 Speak with Jim Brown or Josh Baker