Non-Structural Repair Technician Career Major - Overview

Non-Structural Repair Technician

Non-Structural Repair Technician
Career Major Length
630 hours
Who Can Enroll
Juniors, Seniors & Adults
M-F 7:25-10:25A &/or 11:25A-2:25P
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Students in this major will learn skills in basic collision repair including damage analysis to determine necessary repair procedure. Students will cover the operation of tools and personal safety equipment maintenance. They will learn how to use metal straightening tools to repair minor dents and dings in sheet metal as well as metal shrinking and stretching techniques. Students will also learn the techniques for mixing and applying body filler, selecting the proper sandpaper and sanding equipment, techniques for properly sanding the cured body filler to original contour, and how to prepare the repair for primer. Also included is the removal and installation of handles, trim, moldings and locks. The hours completed in this major are aligned with NATEF standards.

Career Major Length
630.00Total Hours
Course Title
Introduction to Collision Repair Technology
Automotive Detailing
Auto Collision Written Estimating
Auto Collision Damage Analysis
Auto Collision Non-Structural Metal Straightening/Repair
Auto Collision MIG (GMAW) Welding
Auto Collision Trim & Hardware
Auto Collision Plastic Component Repair & Replacement
Automotive Body Panel Adjustment and Alignment
Automotive Glass Replacement
Workforce Staging

Helpful Attributes and Abilities

  • Reading and math skills at the 10th grade level or above
  • Good health and physical condition
  • Good eye-hand coordination
  • Ability to think critically and logically
  • Ability to organize one's work
  • Sheet metal/welding, wood shop, industrial art and mechanical ability
  • Ability to organize movements around and under automobiles
  • Ability to mentally plan collision repair

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