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Automotive Collision Technology


  Program Description


Thompson Road Campus
6820 Thompson Road, Syracuse NY
Phone:  (315) 433-2635

Cortlandville Campus (Cortland)
1710 NYS Route 13, Cortland NY
Phone:  (607) 758-5260

Automotive Collision Technology is a two-year program in which students learn the essential skills needed to begin a career in the auto body and collision industry. As specialists in the automotive industry, Automotive Collision Tech students gain real-world and hands-on experience working in an industry-standard collision lab setting.

Students will learn the fundamentals of vehicle refinishing, metal work, unitized body and frame alignment, painting and finishing, welding, plastics repair, body repair/replacement, cost estimation and customer service skills. Students are provided with internship experiences and the opportunity to earn a Career and Technical Endorsement on their diploma by successfully passing an industry-standard technical assessment.


Technical Skills
  • Shop safety
  • Vehicle refinishing
  • Part removal & replacement
  • Minor dent repair
  • Detailing
  • Plastic repair
  • Welding
  • Estimating
  • Frame straightening
  • Structural repairs
  • Non-structural repairs
Available Academic Credits
  • 3 CTE per year
  • 1 science or math per year
Career Opportunities 
  • General auto repair technician
  • Auto detailer
  • Paint technician
  • Body technician
  • Frame & auto body specialist
  • Body shop supply store/customer service*
  • Shop owner*
  • Automobile insurance claim adjuster* 


*Advanced Employment - additional training may be necessary
Continuing Education Partners
  • SUNY Alfred
  • Morrisville State College
  • SUNY Canton
  • University of Northwestern Ohio