The Collision Repair Technology program prepares students for employment in the field of collision repair or related occupations in the automotive industry. The program is built around nationally recognized standards from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) provided through the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Instructional materials for the core collision repair courses are provided through I-CAR (Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair). Curriculum covers Non-Structural Repair, Structural Repair, and Painting/Finishing.
I-CAR Pro Level 1
CTE Credit by Exam
Upon graduation from high school, students can have college credit for their high school course work. The ‘blue’ CTE Credit by Exam application may be obtained from your counselor. Your high school administrator or counselor will verify the student maintained a “B” or better in their Career and Technical Education (CTE) course work, 90% attendance, and a passing score on their Technical Skill Assessment (TSA). Students will turn this form into admissions when they apply to Crowder College. Once the coursework has been approved by Crowder College and the student has complete 12 credits of instruction at Crowder College, the CTE Credit by Exam coursework will be added to the student’s Crowder College transcript. There is a $50 fee for each course.
The Dual Credit Program, offered through Crowder College, allows high school students, while still attending the high school program at Crowder College Technical Education Center, the opportunity to enroll in and receive both high school and college credit during normal class hours. Participation in the dual credit program enables high school students to get a “head start” on their college career as well as prepare them for the challenges of college courses.
This opportunity will cost the student $60 per credit hour to be paid while the student is enrolled in the high school course. The course work will appear on the student’s Crowder College Transcript once the high school course is finished.
The following can be earned through CTE Credit by Exam or Dual Credit
CLRP 102, Collision Repair I – 3 Credits
This course serves as an introduction to collision repair and incorporates selected topics from each of the three broad areas of non-structural repair, structural repair, and painting/refinishing. Students become familiar with safe practices in the shop as well as the various tools and equipment used in the trade including lifting, measuring, cleaning, and finishing devices. Steel straightening, damage analysis, and the preparation of customer estimates are also covered. Classes are built around learning modules licensed from I-CAR (Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) which include both classroom and hands-on shop exercises with competencies cross-indexed to ASE/NATEF (Automotive Service Excellence/National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation).
CLRP 104, Collision Repair II – 3 Credits
This course builds on the introductory material provided in CLRP 102 by extending damage analysis/repair coverage to frontal impact and interior damage, exterior trim/hardware repairs, use of plastic adhesives, and advanced measurement systems. Classes are built around learning modules licensed from I-Car (Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) which include both classroom and hands-on shop exercises with competencies cross-indexed to ASE/NATEF (Automotive Service Excellence/National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation).
CELD 113, Introduction to Welding – 3 Credits
This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic operation of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (“Stick” Welding), Gas Metal Arc Welding (formerly M.I.G. Welding), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (formerly T.I.G. Welding) and Thermal Cutting. Fee for materials and supplies. (Co-requisite: MATH 40 or MATH 60 or appropriate placement by ACT/COMPASS testing, COMM 80 or Appropriate placement by ACT/COMPASS testing)