Instructor:  Bob Winter
Phone:  304-752-4687, Ext.  2242
Email:  robert.winter@k12.wv.us

Office Hours:  11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Courses:

  • 1671 – Fundamentals of Collision Repair
  • 1675 – Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair
  • 1677 – Structural Analysis and Damage Repair
  • 1679 – Surface Preparation and Refinishing

Elective Courses:

  • 1672 – Detailing and Interior Parts
  • 1674 – Refinishing Techniques
  • 1676 – Custom Finishing Processes

Course Philosophy

The Collision Repair Technology Department’s philosophy is to provide and educate students in as many aspects of the auto collision trade as possible and to provide them the opportunities to become skilled, successful citizens of the global community. The instructor is committed in providing a safe, industry-standard learning environment that promotes commitment, teamwork, communication skills, strong work ethic and responsibility. Students are encouraged to pursue work in a related field, continuous education and industry related training upon successful graduation from the department. During the senior year SkillsUSA competitions and championships reward students for excellence and keep training relevant to employers’ needs. An important part of the program is the PORTFOLIO. It provides students an experience that actively engages students in reflective exploration of self and to help students to make a smooth transition from high school to their post high school experience with resume development and interview skills.

The goal of this program is not only to produce skilled auto collision repair technicians, but to give students the ability to adapt their talents to the ever-changing technologies in the manufacturing world.

Program of Study Description:
The Collision Repair Technology Program of Study focuses on careers that will build a knowledge base and technical skills in all aspects of the Collision Repair industry. Students will have the opportunity to acquire hours towards NATEF certification and be exposed to skills to develop positive work ethics.

Course Descriptions:

1671 Fundamentals of Collision Repair
This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills as they relate to the field of Collision Repair Technology. In the Fundamentals of Collision Repair Technology class areas of study include career opportunities and practices, integrated academics, knowledge of tools and equipment, panel straightening techniques, and introduction to vehicle preparation. Safety instruction is integrated into all activities. Students utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in hands-on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1675 Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair
Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair will continue to build student skill sets in nonstructural analysis and repair of metal and composite parts. Students will utilize integrated academics, problem-solving techniques, and manipulative skills while completing lab activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Safety instruction is integrated into all activities. Students utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in hands-on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1677 Structural Analysis and Damage Repair
Structural Analysis and Damage Repair will continue to build student skill sets in frame and unibody type vehicles using welding techniques, measuring equipment, and frame machines.  Students utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in hands-on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1679 Surface Preparation and Refinishing
Surface Preparation and Refinishing will continue to build student skill sets in preparing a surface for refinishing; inspect, clean and operate spraying equipment; detail a vehicle; and diagnose finish defects. Students utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in hands-on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1672 Detailing and Interior Parts
The Skill Sets in this course are representative of the basic knowledge included in a Career and Technical Collision Repair Technology Program of Study. Incorporated into this course are elements of introductory knowledge and skills necessary in detailing and interior parts for those enrolled in Collision Repair Technology. This course is recommended as an Elective in Collision Repair Technology.

1674 Refinishing Techniques
The Skill Sets in this course are representative of the basic knowledge included in a Career and Technical Collision Repair Technology Program of Study. Incorporated into this course are elements of advanced refinishing skills necessary for a career in the collision repair industry.  This course is recommended as an Elective in Collision Repair Technology.

1676 Custom Finishing Processes
The Skill Sets in this course are representative of the basic knowledge included in a Career and Technical Collision Repair Technology Program of Study. Incorporated into this course are elements of advanced custom finishing processes and skills necessary for a career in the collision repair industry. This course is recommended as an Elective in Collision Repair Technology.