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CTE/Skilled & Technical Sciences Education Curriculum Basic Automotive Collision Repair
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Core Standards of the Course

Strand 1
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate safety and environmental practices.

Standard 1
Explain the need for regulations and safety devices such as Environment Protection, state and local environmental laws, and regulations involved with the refinishing department. (4A1)

Standard 2
Locate hazardous warning information for products used in refinishing. Be able to locate basic information from a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). (4A2)

Standard 3
Identify and select the proper personal protection equipment, inspect it, and demonstrate its proper use. (4A3)

Standard 4
Identify the Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) content of paint products and explain the environmental concerns. (4A4)

Standard 5
Understand safety practices related to general shop, personal protection, vehicle lifts, and hand and power equipment. (1A1)

Standard 6
Understand and identify different fasteners and their applications and repair procedures. (1B2)

Standard 7
Understand how to select and properly use hand and select power tools. (1B7)


Strand 2
Students will be able to understand automotive finishes.

Standard 1
Identify and distinguish between the different types of automotive finishes. (4B1)

Standard 2
Select the proper finish for repairs and understand why certain repair finish systems and system parts are used. (4B2)

Standard 3
Be able to read and understand how to mix a product from the tech sheet.


Strand 3
Students will be able to understand the principles needed to prepare a surface for refinishing.

Standard 1
Identify the type and color of a finish, and plan a system for refinishing a vehicle. (4C1)

Standard 2
Understand the importance of removing old paint from a vehicle using a variety of methods. (4C2)

Standard 3
Understand the importance of corrosion protection and undercoatings, used in corrosion protection, and how to clean and treat the metal in the repair area before refinishing. (4C3)

Standard 4
Understand corrosion principles and factory corrosion protection.

Standard 5
Protect exposed exterior surfaces, trim, and accessories.

Standard 6
Select proper sanding materials and equipment and know how to sand a vehicle prior to and during the refinishing process. (4C5)

Standard 7
Determine where chip-resistant coatings have been used by the vehicle manufacturer and why this coating is used.

Standard 8
Understand the importance of masking a vehicle for spot repairs, panel repairs, or a complete refinish job using a variety of masking materials. (4C9)

Standard 9
Understand the removal and installation of pinstripes, decals, and emblems. (1C7)


Strand 4
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate metal straightening.

Standard 1
Identify the necessary tools to straighten damaged sheet metal. (1D1)

Standard 2
Straighten a damaged metal panel close to its original contours. (1D2)

Standard 3
Set up and use a plasma arc cutter. (3B4)

Standard 4
Understand the effects of heating various types of metals.

Standard 5
Understand the difference between a kink and a bend.


Strand 5
Students will be able to understand the procedures necessary in the application of a finish.

Standard 1
Properly identify and prepare the surface for top coat application. (4F1)

Standard 2
Understand different types of undercoats and how to apply them. (4F2)

Standard 3
Demonstrate proper gun setup for undercoat and top coat applications.

Standard 4
Apply both base coat and clear coat finishes on a panel. (4F4)


Strand 6
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate detailing.

Standard 1
Describe the processes and importance of proper detailing, remove overspray and perform final finishing processes, including compounding and polishing, to improve the quality of the finish. (4J1)

Standard 2
Understand the importance of thoroughly cleaning the vehicle before and after repairs; select and use proper cleaning products and tools to clean the vehicle exterior, including the engine compartment, tires and wheels. (4J2)


Strand 7
Students will be able to read and understand a detailed damage report.

Standard 1
Describe the function and importance of damage reports and general business aspects in the collision repair industry. (5A1)

Standard 2
Use a vehicle identification number and an information source to fully identify a vehicle. (5A2)

Standard 3
Explain and identify different types of vehicle damage. (5A3)

Standard 4
Identify and describe a general plan for repairs on a damaged area. (5A4)

Standard 5
Explain the importance of planning, describe a sequence for damage analysis, and identify common industry parts names and repair terms. (5A5)

Standard 6
Recognize damage to various mechanical systems of the vehicle. (5A6)

Standard 7
Understand flat rate, hourly rate and pricing of materials as it applies to collision repair. (5A7)


Strand 8
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate the use of body fillers.

Standard 1
Select and understand the correct filler and tools needed to perform final finishing. (1E1)

Standard 2
Properly clean and prepare the repair area before applying plastic filler. (1E2)

Standard 3
Explain the preparation and application of specialty fillers. (1E3)

Standard 4
Properly mix and apply plastic body filler to a properly prepared area. (1E4)

Standard 5
Restore the original contour and shape of a straightened panel using plastic body filler. (1E5)


Strand 9
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate MIG welding.

Standard 1
Describe metal joining methods and identify where each method is suitable in automotive sheet metal repair. (3A1)

Standard 2
Explain and demonstrate all applicable personal and shop safety steps, along with vehicle protection measures, to be followed when welding and cutting. (3A2)

Standard 3
Properly set up a MIG welder for welding automotive sheet metal. (3A4)

Standard 4
Run a test weld and tune the welder for the welds being made. (3A5)

Standard 5
Clean, assemble, and complete a butt joint with backing in a flat position; visually inspect the weld. (3A6)

Standard 6
Clean, assemble, and complete a fillet weld lap joint in a flat position; visually inspect the weld. (3A7)

Standard 7
Clean, assemble, and complete a plug weld in a flat position; visually inspect the weld. (3A8)


Strand 10
Students will be able to understand vehicle construction and parts identification.

Standard 1
Identify types of vehicle construction (space frame, unibody, body-over-frame).

Standard 2
Recognize the different damage characteristics of space frame, unibody, and body-over-frame vehicles.

Standard 3
Identify impact energy absorbing components.

Standard 4
Identify steel types; determine repairability.

Standard 5
Identify aluminum/magnesium components; determine repairability.

Standard 6
Identify plastic/composite components; determine repairability.

Standard 7
Identify vehicle glass components; determine repairability.

Standard 8
Identify add-on accessories.


Strand 11
Students will understand the importance of career readiness skills as it relates to the workplace and outlined in the SkillsUSA Framework Level 1.

Standard 1
Understand and demonstrate the attitude of cooperation.

  1. Develop awareness of cultural diversity and equality issues.
  2. Demonstrate effective communication with others.
  3. Apply team skills to a group project.
  4. Identify and apply conflict resolution skills.

Standard 2
Understand and demonstrate the ability of being resourceful and innovative.

  1. Discover self-motivation techniques and establish short-term goals.
  2. Measure/modify short-term goals.
  3. Review a professional journal and develop a three- to five-minute presentation.

Standard 3
Plan for your future career.

  1. Complete a self-assessment and identify individual learning styles.
  2. Define future occupations.
  3. Identify the components of an employment portfolio.
  4. List proficiency in program competencies.
  5. Complete a survey for employment opportunities.
  6. Create a job application.
  7. Assemble your employment portfolio.
  8. Employability skills: evaluate program comprehension.

Standard 4
Understand and demonstrate the ability to manage a project.

  1. Apply team skills to a group project.
  2. Observe and critique a meeting.
  3. Demonstrate business meeting skills.
  4. Explore supervisory and management roles in an organization.
  5. Identify and apply conflict resolution skills.
  6. Demonstrate evaluation skills.
  7. Manage a project and evaluate others.


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