• Automotive Collision & Refinishing

     

    FIRST YEAR STUDENTS:
    Automotive Collision and Refinishing I P introduces students to professional auto collision and painting concepts, through instructional and hands-on skill development.

    Students will mimic a professional work-like environment while developing soft skills, including communicating effectively with others, teamwork, problem solving, and a positive work ethic.

    Selection of skills and knowledge learned throughout the course:

    • Estimation strategies
    • Refinishing techniques
    • Safety procedures
    • Auto body painting
    • Industry tools and equipment
    • Auto-body structure and restoration

    As evidence of training, students will develop a portfolio which will serve as a resource manual when entering the professional world.


    SECOND YEAR STUDENTS:
    Automotive Collision and Refinishing II expands students’ knowledge, experience, and workplace readiness by assuming the leadership roles of manager, instructor, and mentor associated within the industry.

    Students apply technology and use teamwork to enhance productivity while leading shop operations and being asked to “train” their crews on surface preparation, painting and detailing, project planning, and design skills.

    Selection of skills and knowledge learned throughout the course:

    • Further development of first year skills and work ethic
    • Organizational and leadership skills
    • Advanced skills needed to enter the workforce
    • Estimation strategies
    • Refinishing techniques
    • Safety procedures
    • Industry tools and equipment
    • Auto-body structure, restoration, welding, and painting

    Students will finish this program with the skill set to become estimators, front office management, and with more classes, the possibility of being certified as non-structural technicians, steel structural technicians, aluminum structural technicians and refinish technicians.

    Certifications available

    • PPG Certification
    • S/P2 Certification

    Credits

    • Students receive a total of 30 elective credits
    • SLZUSD students may receive a Math Credit (Must speak with school counselor)

    Articulations/Dual Enrollment

    • None available

    Other benefits

    • UC “g” Course Credit
    • Skills USA Competition

    Eligibility & Requirements

    • High school junior or senior
    • Student must be enrolled in one of the following districts: Castro Valley USD, Hayward USD, San Leandro USD, or San Lorenzo USD.

    Session Available

    Costs

    No cost for high school students.