Collision Repair and Automotive Refinishing

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Program Description
Students in this two-year program study collision repair and auto refinishing using state of the art equipment in downtown Cuyahoga Falls.  Under the direction of an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified instructor, students gain hands on experience following the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) curriculum.  Students who successfully complete this program will always be employed!

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Skills Necessary for Success
  • Cooperative attitude
  • Disciplined self-starter
  • Responsible team player
  • Ability to follow multi-part directions and complete complicated tasks
  • Creative problem-solver
  • Patience to follow through on tasks
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Mechanical aptitude
Professional Pathways
  • Collision technician
  • Automotive painter
  • Glass specialist
  • Frame or uni-body technician
  • Estimator
  • Detailer
  • Restorer
  • Excellent attendance record
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA

Foundational Skills
  • Frame inspection and repair
  • Welding
  • Plastics and adhesives
  • Painting and refinishing
  • Glass installation
  • Metal working
  • Damage repair
  • Auto restoration
  • Structural and non-structural analysis
  • Cost estimating
Career Interests/Helpful Background
  • Experience working with automobiles
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with computers and keyboarding skills
Post Secondary Opportunities
See Career Catalog Pages 37-40 for details.
GRADE LEVEL: 10, 11, 12
LENGTH: Two years
SCHOOL: Woodridge. Located at 1872 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221

  • Level I: Non-Structural Inspection & Repair, 1.5 credit (5.0); Painting & Refinishing, 1.5 credit (5.0); CP English 11, 1 credit (4.0)
  • Level II: Electrical & Mechanical Systems, 3 credits (5.0); Structural Inspection & Repair, 1.5 credits (5.0); Collision Capstone, 1 credit (4.0)

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