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.
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
- Unibody Frame Straitening Machine
- Universal Measurement System
- Blowtherm Expert 2000 Downdraft Paint Booth
- DuPont 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
Potential Career Opportunities
- Collision Repair Tech
- Sales Representative
- Paint Refinishing Tech
- Parts Manager
- Body Shop Manager
- Insurance Adjuster
- Body Shop Owner
- 3M Co.
- State Farm Insurance
- I-CAR Foundation
- Keystone Automotive
- Kline Collision
- Wagonwork Body