The Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing Program emphasizes the application of skills in all areas of automotive collision repair and refinishing. Students learn basic repair techniques, conventional and unibody frame straightening, spot repair, and complete refinishing procedures. Cost estimating, parts replacement and welding are additional skills taught in this program. Students enjoy working on cars and trucks and take pride in seeing the results. This program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) in structural analysis and damage repair, non-structural analysis damage repair, mechanical and electrical components, plastics and adhesives, and painting and refinishing.
Each student gains actual experience on customer vehicles using the current industry standard equipment available such as the Continental Frame Machine and Measuring System, Paint Mixing, DeVilbiss Concept/Cure II Spray Booth, and MIG Electrical Welders.
The Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing program has gone Green by implementing the waterborne paint into the curriculum. This paint system contains less volatile organic compounds than other types of paint and is the latest standard in the industry.
Graduates find employment in new and used car dealerships, independent body shops, or self-employment. With further education, students may pursue specialized occupations such as insurance claims adjusters, auto customizers, and frame specialists.
Articulation Agreements between Nashoba Valley Technical High School’s Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing Program and post secondary institutions:
New England Institute of Technology
Introduction to Transportation Technology - 2 credits
Oxy and Electric Welding & Cutting - 2 credits
Fundamental of Auto Body Metal Repair/Lab - 5 credits
New Hampshire Community Technical College
Basic Panel Restoration - 4 credits
Ohio Technical College
Collision Repair & Refinishing - 4 credits
Universal Technical Institute (UTI)
Licenses, Certifications, and Affiliations
American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification (CPR)
National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) General Safety 10 Hour Certification