• Collision Repair Collision Repair Technology (CIP Code 47.0603)
     
     
    An instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair damaged automotive vehicles such as automobiles and light trucks. Students learn to examine damaged vehicles and estimate cost of repairs; remove, repair and replace upholstery, accessories, electrical and hydraulic window and seat operating equipment and trim to gain access to vehicle body and fenders; remove and replace glass; repair dented areas; replace excessively damaged fenders, panels and grills; straighten bent frames or unibody structures using hydraulic jacks and pulling devices; and file, grind and sand repaired surfaces using power tools and hand tools. Students refinish repaired surfaces by painting with primer and finish coat. 
  •  Programs of Study
     Level I
    Safety
    Occupations
    Tools
    Service Manuals
    Measuring
    Portfolios/Certifications 
    Hours
    70
    40
    50
    30
    30
    20
     Level II
    Refinishing Safety & Environmental Practices
    Working With Trim & Hardware
    Using Body Fillers
    Preparing the Surface for Refinishing
    Plastic Repair Identification/Repair Decisions/
      Adhesive Repair Plastic
    Detailing
    Safety
    Principles of Design & Construction
     Hours
    30
    30
    35
    55
    100
     
    35
    35
    40
     Level III
    Non-Structural Repair - Preparation
    Panel Replacement & Alignment
    Straighten & Finish Metals
    Moveable Glass & Hardware/Stationary Glass Replacement
    Restoring Corrosion Protection
    Welding & Cutting - MIG/Cutting & Heating
    Straighten & Finish Metals
    Demonstrate Knowledge of Automotive Finishes
    Applying the Finish
     Hours
    30
    50
    30
    20
    45
    80
    30
    45
    30
     Level IV
    Structural Repair/Damage Analysis/Straightening
     Structural Parts
    Restraint Systems
    Full or Partial Panel Replacement
    Drive Trains & Fuel Intake
    Tinting & Blending
    Solving Application Problems & Blending
    Estimating & Analyzing Damage
     (Create a Manual Report)
    Brakes/Heating & Air Conditioning/Brake Systems
     Hours
    80
     
    25
    40
    50
    25
    35
    30
     
    75
  • STC has Articulation Agreements with the following post-secondary schools:
    Automotive Training Center, Lincoln Educational Institute—East Windsor Campus, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Pennsylvania Institute of Technology, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, Universal Technical Institute, Lehigh Carbon Community College

    Program Requirements/Costs (approximate)
     
    One 1” Binder (Student Portfolio)..............................$4.00
    Two 3” Binders (1 for Shop & 1 for NOCTI)...............$10.00
    Clean Sheet Mixing Board........................................$15.50
    Dickies or Similar Type (Pants & Long Sleeved Shirt)..$38.00
    Hard Soled Shoes...................................................$50.00+
    Mixing Board..........................................................$4.00
    Organic Vapor Respirator........................................$25.00
    Page Tab Markers..................................................$2.00
    Plastic Spreader.....................................................$0.50
    Squeegee..............................................................$0.75
    Pencils, Pens, Colored Markers................................$5.00 
    Program Entrance Recommendations
     
    Ability to work independently and as a team
    Algebra 1 or Geometry
    Hand & eye coordination
    Mechanical aptitude
    Problem solving/troubleshooting skills
    Reading at grade level