Course Code: 010578

Learn to repair damaged frames, body metal, and body plastics through hands-on guidance and experience. Paint cars and operate the frame machine, air files, sanders, and acetylene/atomic arc welders. DE (Dual Enrollment), WBL (Work-based Learning)

  • Comply with personal and environmental safety practices associated with collision repair.
  • Diagnose and measure structural damage using measuring equipment.
  • Weld and cut sheet metal and steel using manufacturer's procedures.
  • Review a damage report and analyze damage to determine appropriate methods for repair.
  • Replace damaged bolt-on sheet metal panels using metal finishing techniques.
  • Replace damaged welded panels.
  • Mix body filler, apply, and shape to contour.
  • Apply protective coatings and sealants to restore corrosion protection.
  • Identify the proper plastic repair procedure; clean and repair automotive plastic parts.
  • Identify and inspect substrates, type of finish, and surface condition, and develop a plan for refinishing.

Chris Shepherd

Master Certified Collision Repair Tech
I-CAR Certified
I-CAR Instructor
I-CAR Vice Chairman of Training for Shreveport/Bossier
ASE Certified
15+ Years of Experience

  • (318) 636-5150

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to prepare students for a career in or further training in Collision Repair.  The program is taught using an individualized instructional approach.  Students that complete the course may want to prepare for further training in the collision repair field at the post secondary level or go directly to work in the industry.  This course uses the I-CAR (The Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) curriculum.

Course Objectives

Class 1

Collision Repair

Non-structural Analysis Tasks     285 hours

  • Preparation
  • Outer body panel repairs, replacements, and adustments
  • Metal finishing and body filling
  • Plastics and adhesives

MIG Welding                                    75 hours

  • Metal welding and cutting tasks


Total                                                   360 hours


Class II

Collision Painting & Refinish

Painting and Refinishing Tasks        300 hours

  • Safety Precautions
  • Surface Preparation
  • Spray Gun and Related Equipment Operation
  • Paint Mixing, Matching, and Applying
  • Paint Defects – Causes and Cures
  • Final Detail

Non – Structural Analysis                        15 hours

  • Moveable glass and hardware

DAECS Tasks                                             46 hours

(Damage,Analysis,Estimating,and Customer Service)

  • Damage Analysis
  • Estimating
  • Vehicle construction and Parts identification
  • Customer Relations and Sales Skills


Total                                                                        361 hours



Students must be able to read with understanding; have good basic math skills; solid language arts skills; and be able to work with their hands.

Class Fees

$25.00 (includes SkillsUSA membership)

Make Up Work

According to CPPS policy, “the students shall accept responsibility for absences.”  When the student returns, the student will have the number of days equal to the number of consecutive days absent to make up any missed work.  Make-up work will be assigned on a case-by-case basis with hands-on or alternative assignments scheduled. Hands-on make-up assignments will be each Thursday afternoon at 3:45-4:15