Auto Collision

Course Info

•Auto Collision Level I - Course #8676 •Auto Collision Level II - Course #8677

Course Description

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

Tom Carroll: Automotive Collision Services Instructor

Class Features

  • 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

Post Graduate Educational Opportunities

This list of organizations, agencies, and educational institutions is maintained as a guide for students and their parents who are seeking information about post-secondary education opportunities in our region. This list is not all inclusive. This list is not intended to, signify accreditation, certification, approval, or endorsement of any organization, agency, or educational institution listed herein. Edison Academy and FCPS assumes no responsibility for the actions and abilities of the organizations, agencies, and schools listed here.

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Collision Repair Tech
  • Sales Representative
  • Paint Refinishing Tech
  • Parts Manager
  • Customizer/Fabricator
  • Body Shop Manager
  • Insurance Adjuster
  • Body Shop Owner

Mentor Firms

  • Dupont
  • 3M Co.
  • State Farm Insurance
  • I-CAR Foundation
  • Keystone Automotive
  • Kline Collision
  • Wagonwork Body