COLLISION REPAIR TECHNOLOGY
John Harden - Instructor
ASE Certified Technician
POST SECONDARY APPLICATION
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The Collision Repair Technology Program at Lex La-Ray Technical Center prepares students to work in collision repair shops and related fields.
Instruction utilizes and follows the I-CAR professional development program. Students will have the ability to qualify for I-CAR Certification Pro-Level I for refinish & non-structural technician. Students will also receive some training in Prol Level II & III.
The shop at Lex La-Ray Technical Center is one of the finest and uses I-Car techniques to repair frame and unibody-unicoupe type cars. It is equipped with the latest in air operated tools including portable grinders, polisher, sanders, drills. The latest in MIG welding and a Pro Spot Plug Welder are also available for use.
Frame and unibody structural repair is accomplished using a Precision Systems Rack. A computerized three dimensional measuring system for suspension, frame diagnosis and estimating is utilized.
Painting and re-finishing involves the latest techniques and equipment including a Kayco Side Draft paint booth. All types of plastic repair are taught including interior, exterior flexible bumpers, and composite plastics.
All priming and dry sanding operations are completed in a prep station. Students will have the opportunity to mix paint using DuPont paints. We use the latest e-coat primers, sealers, single stage and base/clear urethane topcoats.
If attended full time, the Collision Repair Technology program takes one academic year to complete, two years if attended half time (morning or afternoon).
Things to consider when selecting this course:
- Do I have the ability to get along with others?
- Do I pay close attention to detail?
- Am I dependable and flexible?
- Do I enjoy working on cars?
Things you will learn if you select this course:
- ICAR MIG Welding
- Panel Repairs - Metal & Plastic
- Paint and Refinishing
- Exterior and Interior Trim
- Mechanical Services
- Frame and Unibody Construction/Repair
- Adhesive bonding plastic and metal.
- Estimating is taught utilizing Mitchell Manuals and ADP on line estimating.
- Automotive Body and Glass Repairer - $44,190
- Painting and Coating Workers - $38,740
- Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and Investigators - $68,130
- First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers - $72,000
*Data taken from national Bureau of Labor Statistics - 2020
Students who maintain high attendance and a "C" (2.0 GPA) or higher average, may apply for advances placement at Ranken Technical College.
Students who complete the Collision Repair Technology program also qualify for I-CAR Welding Certification in steel and aluminum at a reduced industry fee.
Textbooks & Course Materials
Textbooks will be provided for use in the classroom at no charge to the student.
2323 High School Drive, Lexington, MO 64067
Amanda Finkeldei, Director · Phone 660-259-2264 · Fax 660-259-6262