Automotive Collision Repair

Automotive Collision Repair

Automotive Collision Repair

About Automotive Collision Repair

The Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology (formerly Autobody), Secondary program prepares students for transition into the postsecondary environment.  The program offers introductory courses in two of the four major areas as defined by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, NATEF.  These areas include Autobody Non-Structural & Damage Repair and Autobody Painting & Refinishing.  Graduates of the program will possess foundational knowledge and skills that can be built upon at the college level.  Graduates of the program that receive a “B” or better in all courses and attain 180 hours of collision repair & refinishing related work experience will be awarded a Certificate of Mastery in Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology.  Graduates that receive a “C” or better in all courses will receive a Certificate of Completion.

All students who enroll in GCC CTE programs offered at Guam's public high schools must do so through the GCC Career Counselor assigned to their respective high school. The Career Counselor can help you decide if enrollment in the CTE Autobody program is the most appropriate way for you to fulfill GDOE elective requirements and prepare for college and/or the workforce. The Career Counselor can also help you draft an educational plan that may allow you to graduate from high school with GCC postsecondary program credits, giving you a head start on your postsecondary associate degree or certificate. 

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to: 
  1. Describe structural analysis procedures.
  2. Perform basic frame repairs.
  3. Identify body panel concerns and perform needed repairs.