- Auto Collision Services 1
- Auto Collision Services 2
- Auto Collision Services
Level I Course Description
In this course, students are taught non-structural analysis, damage repair, and welding. Students work with a variety of materials, using metal finishing and body filling techniques to prepare surfaces and repair panels. In addition, students practice shop safety and gain career skills. Students who successfully complete this program sequence will be prepared to take and pass the respective ASE/NATEF exam and will be prepared for postsecondary education opportunities.
Level II Course Description
In this course, students are taught to repair, mask, and refinish auto body components and entire vehicles. In addition, they use spray guns and personal safety equipment while applying undercoats and topcoats, working with a variety of materials, and gaining career skills. Students who successfully complete this program sequence will be prepared to take and pass the respective ASE/NATEF exam and will be prepared for postsecondary education opportunities.
Career Pathway Examples for Automotive Collision Services Students
The study of Auto Collision Services at Edison Academy, along with additional post-secondary study or training, may lead to these careers:
- Automotive Specialty Technicians *Bright Outlook* *Green Job*
- Auto Detailer *Bright Outlook*
- Parts Specialist
- Service Writer *Bright Outlook* *Green Job*
- Collision Repair Tech
- Sales Representative
- Paint Refinishing Tech
- Parts Manager
- Body Shop Manager
- Insurance Adjuster
- Body Shop Owner
- Automotive Specialty Technicians *Bright Outlook*
- Engine and Other Machine Assemblers * Green Job*
- Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal, and Plastic
Some BLS Info - Check it out!
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Services Offered - Auto Donations
Edison Academy accepts late model vehicles for both instructional purposes and for the Student Auto Sales (SAS) program. Student Auto Sales, sponsored by the Foundation for Applied Technical Education (FATE), refurbishes used vehicles for sale to the public. Proceeds benefit student competitions, scholarships, and the Automotive Technology and Automotive Collision Services programs.
Requirements for vehicle donations:
Most recent title and keys must be provided
Vehicle must be delivered to the Edison Academy
Drop offs not permitted
Student Auto Sales Contact Information:
***Please contact instructors to set up an appointment for donations!
John Bogan: Automotive Technology Instructor
Charles Cornwell: Automotive Collision Services Instructor
- VRTEX Virtual Welding Simulator
- Virtual Reality Sim Spray Spray Simulator
- Unibody Frame Straitening Machine
- Universal Measurement System
- Blowtherm Expert 2000 Downdraft Paint Booth
- PPG Computerized Paint Mixing System
- MIG, Spot, and Gas Welder
- Air-Powered Body Repair Tools
- SATA-JET HVLP Spray Equipment
- Air-Conditioned Classroom and Work lab
Professional Certification Opportunities
- Virginia Workplace Readiness Skills
- PPG Waterborne
- 3M Co.
- State Farm Insurance
- I-CAR Foundation
- Keystone Automotive
- Rosslyn Auto Body
- Wagonwork Body
- Tyson Corner Collision Center
- JetWave Wireless
Our teacher, Mr. Cornwell, and his students share information about the Automotive Collision Services program.
For a student's perspective on the Auto Collision Services program at Edison Academy, watch this video.
Collision Students Train on SimSpray Spray Simulator
Students in the Automotive Collision program at Edison Academy have a new tool to help train for refinishing in the Auto Collision field where technique is important. The SimSpray Virtual Spray Simulator being used in the classroom helps students to build muscle memory and dramatically improve their refinishing skills while in a safe chemical free environment.