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Auto Collision Repair

Auto Collision Repair is designed to teach students who have an eye for detail how to restore the pre-accident appearance and function of a vehicle involved in a collision.  Students need to have a strong love for cars and trucks, and a strong interest in how to take things apart and put them back together.  Having an artistic eye is also an advantage.  Seeing color and shape in the body panels of a vehicle.  Students need to be able to follow written and verbal directions necessary to make the vehicle functional once more.

Certifications: 

  • I-CAR Professional Level 1
  • SP2 Safety Certifications

Auto Collision Technology

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Phone: (803) 425-8982

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Degrees and Certifications:

Associates Degree in Auto Collision Repair 1982 South Carolina teaching certifications 1989 ASE Masters certifications in Auto Collision Repair 1989. I-CAR teaching Certifications 2006

Mr. David Weaver

Auto Collision Repair Instructor from 1986-87 through present.

Studied Auto Collision Repair at Wiliamsport Community College and earned  my Associates Degree in Auto Collision Repair.

Earned ASE and I-CAR Certifications in Refinishing, Structural and Non-Structural repairs.

Earned  SC Teaching certifications and I-CAR Instructor certifications.

Automotive Collision Technology Course Listing

Automotive Collision Repair Technology is designed to provide students, who have an interest in and an aptitude for auto collision repair, under the supervision of a certified auto collision technician. With these skills and knowledge, students may enter post secondary education or enter this exciting career field straight from high school. Given the necessary equipment, supplies, and facilities, the students will be able to successfully repair damaged panels restoring them to their pre-accident appearance. 

Automotive Collision Repair Technology 1     602083CD

Grades 10 – 12                                                 

2 units

Prerequisite: None

This course will prepare students to repair the body and fenders of automobiles and light commercial vehicles under the supervision of an experienced automobile body repair technician. Students will receive an introduction to auto body construction, while learning the proper use of power tools, hand tools, and consumable materials needed to return a vehicle to its pre-accident appearance. There is a lab fee for this program.  Fees for this program will be used to purchase safety equipment that the student can keep upon completing the program.

Automotive Collision Repair Technology 2     602183CD

Grades 11 – 12                                                 

2 units

Prerequisite: Automotive Collision Repair Technology 1 

This course provides additional experience in the techniques of repairing an automobile and emphasizes the principles of the newest procedures, such as welding of plastic and high strength steels, complex, custom spraying methods, frame strengthening, and door skin bonding.  Instruction includes business management and collision estimating.  Students will complete projects and see repaired vehicles driven in the community.  Quality workmanship, pride, and job readiness are stressed.  There is a lab fee for this program. Fees for this program will be used to purchase safety equipment that the student can keep upon completing the program.  Students may also earn ASE or I-CAR certification.  

Automotive Collision Repair Technology 3     602283CD

Grades 11 – 12                                                 

2 units

Prerequisite: Automotive Collision Repair Technology 2 and teacher recommendation

Students who have successfully completed the Level 1 and Level 2 courses have the option of registering for Level 3 with the recommendation of the teacher. Curriculum continues beyond level 2 and may include internship opportunities.  

Automotive Collision Repair Technology 4     602383CD

Grade 12                                                 

2 units

Prerequisite: Automotive Collision Repair Technology 3 and teacher recommendation

Students who have successfully completed the Level 3 course have the option of registering for Level 4 with the recommendation of the teacher. Curriculum continues beyond level 3 and may include internship opportunities.