Collision Repair Technology

  • Instructor: Mr. Michael Weinell
    Phone: 724-539-9788 x342
    Email: michael.weinell@wiu.k12.pa.us
     

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Collision Repair Technology is rapidly evolving and becoming more sophisticated with the use of new technologies including computers and hydraulics. Students in this program learn all facets of collision repair, from repairing small dents to total reconstruction of today’s vehicles. The Collision Repair Technology program uses the state-of-the- art water-based paint system to educate students on proper painting techniques. Estimating job costs, time, and material help students prepare for success in the workplace. This program has received national certification by NATEF. 

     
    PROFILE OF SUCCESSFUL STUDENT
    This field requires manual dexterity, good general health, a reasonable amount of physical strength and the ability to work cooperatively with others. Mechanical aptitude, ability to accurately discriminate colors, patience to perform very detailed work, and the ability to perform repetitive work (i.e. grinding and sanding) is also required. At a minimum, it is recommended that students follow an academic schedule that consists of college prep courses in English, math, science, and humanities. 
     
    PROGRAM OF STUDY DUTY AREAS
    • Collision Design & Construction
    • Basic Hand Tools/Shop Equipment
    • Nonstructural Repair, Replace, and Align
    • Use of Body Fillers
    • Sanding Techniques
    • Basic Refinishing Equipment and Spraying Technique
    • Damage Reports and Estimating
    • Measuring Methods
    • Welding Auto Body Metal
    • Body Panel Straightening and Alignment
    • Plastic Repair
    • Structural Repair, Replace, and Align
    • Refinishing
    • Fuel,  Exhaust, and Restraint Systems
    • Electrical System Repair
    • Steering and Suspension Systems
    • Welding and Cutting
    • Glass Removal and Replacement
    • Interior and Exterior Trim and Hardware
    • Painting Equipment
    • Drive Train
     
    POSTSECONDARY SCHOOLS
    • Community College of Allegheny County
    • Johnson Technical Institute
    • WyoTech 
    • University of Northwestern Ohio
     
    STATEWIDE ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

     

    CAREER PATHWAYS
    • Auto Detailer
    • Automotive Estimator
    • Auto Body Repair Technician
    • Collision Repair Technician
    • Metal Straightening Technician
    • Painter
     
    AVAILABLE CERTIFICATIONS
     PPG Certifications