Students enrolled in the CTECS automotive collision repair and refinishing program are given instruction in and demonstrate skills and knowledge in most aspects of the collision repair and auto body repair field including safety, tools and equipment, damage analysis, component replacement, sheet metal straightening and filling, welding, painting and refinishing, detailing, and introduction to frame straightening and mechanical systems.
Students receive over 1400 hours of time in the trade technology area (theory and practical)
Students are eligible to participate in work-based learning (WBL) in grades 11 & 12. This program allows companies to hire students during the school day to work at a dealership, independent repair shop, or parts supplier. Students will get credit for their work experience and it is an important pipeline for getting our students into industry.