Connecticut Technical Education and Career System’s Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing course breakdown by grade. Each student is required to complete four years of a Career Technical Education program.
Students’ at all four grade levels will be exposed to training materials and assessments from I-CAR (the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair). I-CAR is the industry recognized association that delivers continuing education to collision repair professionals in the field. Students will earn real I-CAR credentials that will demonstrate the skills they have acquired in their Collision Repair program at a Connecticut technical high school
Students successfully completing this course of study will be able to pursue a two-year or a four-year degree in the area of automotive or mechanical engineering or other related fields. Students electing to immediately enter the workforce typically acquire positions as collision repair technicians in independent collision repair facilities or new/used vehicle dealerships. Damage estimating and vehicle appraisal are fields in which many graduates find employment. Additional employment in manufacturing or production facilities requiring painted or coated finished products is also a viable employment option.