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Mechanics & Repairs:
Automotive Collision Repair Pathway

CTE Pathways: Connecting High School to College and Career
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Program Description
Students prepare to repair automotive, uni-bodies, fenders, and frames of automobiles. Includes instruction in body sheet metal preparation, painting, and finishing. These courses are based on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) automotive collision task list. Work ethics and productivity are an integral part of the classroom and laboratory activities of this program.

You Will Learn
  • The repair of automotive, uni-bodies, fenders, and frames of automobiles.
  • Body sheet metal preparation, painting, and finishing.

Pathway Brochure
Class availability may vary at your high school.
-Mechanics & Repairs: Automotive Collision Repair - PDF

Student Leadership Organization
SkillsUSA is the student leadership organization for Skilled & Technical Sciences Education. SkillsUSA provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development. The organization builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes, and communication skills. It emphasizes total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, lifelong education, and pride in the dignity of work.

Beyond High School
There are a number of options for education and training beyond high school, depending on your career goals.

  • Certificate
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelorís degree
  • Professional degree
  • On-the-job training
  • Apprenticeship
  • Military training


Sample Occupations
  • Automotive Body Repairer
  • Automotive Collision Repairer
  • Automotive Collision Repair Teacher
  • Automotive Specialty Technician
Workforce Trends
Job opportunities in the automotive industry are very good for persons with formal training in automotive body repair and mechanics.

Employment growth will result from the need to repair and maintain the increasing number of vehicles.

This is a nontraditional occupation for women. In 2007, just over 1.6 percent of the people employed in this occupation were women.

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