Kim Nichols, Instructor
Kim Nichols, Collision Repair Instructor

Collision Repair Technology Training and Certification:

  • Cherokee County High School

  • Gadsden State Community College

  • Auburn University

Collision Repair Technology
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Collision Repair students receive hands-on experience in metal/fiberglass/plastic repair, refinishing, estimating and detailing of automobiles.

Students who...

  • are detail-oriented,

  • enjoy working with their hands, and

  • like to use power tools

will excel in this program.

Successful program completer will leave with the skills, knowledge and abilities required for entry-level positions in the collision repair industry.

Alabama SkillsUSA
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Alabama SkillsUSA provides students with job skills training & 21st Century employability skills.

Students can grow their technical and leadership skills through competitions, hands-on activities, and leadership development.

Alabama SkillsUSA
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Contestants demonstrate their ability to perform jobs and skills based on the task list outlined by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the ASE Education Foundation.

Alabama SkillsUSA
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The competition includes a series of workstations to assess skills in the following areas: metal straightening, attachment methods, plastic repair and structural analysis. The overall appearance of the finished product, speed and proper safety practices are judged.

Alabama SkillsUSA
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There are written tests on estimating, structural analysis, and an ASE exam. The students fill out a job application, bring a resume, and go through a mock interview.

Alabama Simulated Workplace
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Alabama Simulated Workplace shifts classrooms into a company setting that introduces students to business processes using distinct workplace components including:

  • time clock,

  • safety training,

  • company procedures and more.

Live Work
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Students at the Career Tech Center have the opportunity to do live work for customers under the supervision of the teacher.

Credentials Offered
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This program offers students the opportunity to earn certifications through I-CAR®, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair. Certifications include:

Intro to Collision Repair- prepares students with the foundational knowledge needed to be successful in more advanced I-CAR® Collision Repair Training.

Non-Structural Technician- Restores damaged exterior panels to their original integrity, function, and appearance.

Refinish Technician- Prepares and applies paint to repaired vehicles to restore a vehicle's appearance to pre-accident conditions.

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Beaute Reid

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Logan McCullough

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