Collision Repair Refinishing TechnologyCareer Pathway CertificateThe Collision Repair Refinishing Technology program simulates real working conditions in a well-equipped modern shop facility. Training combines intensive theory and practical lab experience tailored to specific needs. In order to complete the course in three consecutive terms, students must start fall term.Technicians repair or replace parts, straighten frames and unibody structure, install and adjust components and glass, repair electrical systems, restraints, suspension components, brakes, prepare all types of surfaces for necessary refinishing operations, mix and apply modern waterborne and solvent-borne paint products, and finish their work to industry standards. Skills learned include welding, metal straightening, filler use, plastic repair, surface preparation, masking, product selection, mixing, color matching and application techniques, as well as detailing and troubleshooting. This certificate qualifies students to apply for an I-CAR Pro Level 1 Certification.PROGRAM OUTCOMESUpon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:demonstrate the proper selection of tools and materials needed to perform metal straightening and plastic filler repair processes,prepare a repaired surface, choose and apply appropriate materials, block sand, clean surface, and apply topcoat, detail;repair sheet metal damage, demonstrate panel replacement techniques, identify structural damage, and formulate viable repair processes;perform spot repairs and blends using the latest industry accepted practices and materials, to the standards of industry;demonstrate skill in major body repair, including frame and unibody repair;perform a variety of welding processes needed to properly repair vehicles of both steel and aluminum construction, in accordance with I-CAR guidelines,demonstrate competency in Collision Repair Estimating, using Mitchells, and Shoplink software.CAREERSEmployment opportunities may include entry level positions as a prepper, masker, painter’s helper, body mid-tech, paint or body technician at independent, dealership, or fleet repair facilities in any transportation related field: automotive, trucking, transit, light rail, aircraft, recreational vehicle, industrial or marine.For information contact Dave Bradley, 503-594-3051, or the Automotive Department, 503-594-3047.COLLISION REPAIR REFINISHING CAREER PATHWAY CERTIFICATEFIRST TERM CreditsAB-112 Collision Repair Welding I 2AB-113 Collision Repair I/Nonstructural 6AB-149 Collision Repair Estimating I 2ABR-125 Collision Repair Refinishing I 6SECOND TERM CreditsAB-123 Collision Repair Welding II 2AB-133 Collision Repair II/ Structural 6AB-150 Collision Repair Computerized Estimating-Shoplink 2ABR-127 Collision Repair Refinishing II* 6THIRD TERM CreditsAB-222 Collision Repair III/Advanced Structural 6ABR-129 Collision Repair/Refinishing III 6 Credits required for certificate 44* Program requirements: AB-112 Collision Repair Welding I and ABR-125 Collision Repair Refinishing I must be completed or be in progress prior to enrolling in ABR-127 Collision Repair Refinishing II.