Mr. Anthony Del Vecchio
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The Collision Repair program uses the I-CAR and SP2 curriculum.
Outlined below are the four classes taught:
- IT30 Collision Repair Fundamentals (Prerequisite for all classes)
- IT31 Collision Repair 1 (Prerequisite Collision Fundamentals)
- IT32 Collision Repair II Non-structural (Prerequisite, IT31 Collision 1)
- IT33 Collision Repair II Refinishing (Prerequisite, IT31 Collision 1)
- IT34 Collision Repair II Estimating (Upon request)
Registration questions/help: Contact: Mr. Sides, email@example.com Weaver's CTE/CDC.
PLEASE CLICK ON THE COURSE EXPECTATIONS TAB TO THE LEFT FOR MORE DETAILS OF THESE COURSES!
Certification possibilities include:
- I-CAR: www.i-car.com PDP Online/Face to Face (All classes)
- 14 + modules (Collision Fundamentals)
- Non-Structural Technician ProLevel 1 (Nonstructural)
- Refinishing Technician ProLevel 1 (Refinishing)
- SP2: www.sp2.org
- Collision Repair Safety (Collision Fundamentals)
- Collision Repair Pollution Prevention (Collision Fundamentals)
- 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, refinishes, and replaces body panels and frames, windshields, and window glass.
Collision repairers 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 repair 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 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 team specializing in. 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, SUVs 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 training 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, which makes up about 31%.
We are CTE: If you are interested in continuing your studies in Collision Repair or in the Automotive field, please reach out to Guilford Technical Community College Collision Repair program. www.gtcc.edu or 336-334-4822. Speak with Jim Brown or Josh Baker