Automotive Collision I/II

Instructor:  Mr. Bill Doggett ([email protected])
             Mr. Doggett
Course Description:
Automotive Collision I (3 credits per semester, 2 semester course)
  • Principles of Collision Repair- Principles of Collision Repair provides students an overview of the operating, electrical, and general maintenance systems of the modern automobile. Students will be introduced to the safety and operation of equipment and tools used in the automotive collision industry. Students will study the basics of collision repair, along with learning to perform basic service and maintenance, including the car’s starting and charging system.
  • Automotive Body Repair- Automotive Body Repair provides students with an understanding of the materials, measuring, welding, and information resources applicable to collision repair. Students will study steel and aluminum dent repair, including the welding practices commonly performed within an automotive repair environment. Students will gain basic skills and knowledge in oxy-fuel welding, cutting, brazing and plasma cutting, gas metal arc welding, squeeze type resistance welding, exterior panel welding and I-CAR welding test preparation. Students will also learn the installation of moldings, ornaments, and fasteners with emphasis on sheet metal analysis and safety.
  • Plastic Body Repair and Painting Fundamentals- Plastic Body Repair and Paint Fundamentals introduces the types of fiberglass and plastic materials used in auto body repair and considerations for automotive painting. Students will explore methods for repairing fiberglass and plastic damage, like welding, reinforcing, repairing holes, and retexturing plastic. Students will be asked to demonstrate the proper use of primers and sealers, spraying techniques, and an understanding of various paint finishes.
Ivy Tech Dual Credit:
AUBR 100: Introduction to Collision Service; AUTI 111: Auto Body Power Tools; AUBR 101: Body Repair I;  AUBR 103: Automotive Paint Fundamentals
Certifications Available:
Automotive Collision II (3 credits per semester, 2 semester course)
  • Collision Repair Capstone- This course further explores important skills and competencies within the Automotive Body Technology Pathway. Topics such as Automotive Painting Technology, Collision Damage Appraising, and Fiberglass Plastic Repair. Additionally, Co-Op and Internship opportunities will be available for students.

 Certifications Available:

Click on the links below to for more information on job descriptions and salary opportunities. 
  • Automotive Body Shop Owner
  • Paint Specialist
  • Collision Repair Technician
  • Collision Estimator
  • Parts Professional
Click below for an interactive Auto Collision/Services experience: