Auto Collision

Steven Stefanik, Department Head

The Auto Collision program prepares students to become auto body repair technicians repairing cars, trucks, and SUV’s. Upon graduation students will be given a complete list of the competencies acquired. This is the basis of the student’s portfolio needed for a first job resume in any auto collision field.

Competencies learned in the Auto Collision Program include:

Auto reconditioning, Buffing, Waxing, Polishing

Sanding operations. Paint prep, Color sandingHY

Panel straightening, applying body filler, metals straightening, metals shrinking

Welding, Oxy / act. Mig, Arc.

Panel replacement, Door skins, Quarter panels, Rocker panels

Glass replacement, Door Glass.Windshield, Backlights

Employment Opportunities include:

Auto body shops

Parts dept at a new car dealership

Custom /auto motorcycle shop

Insurance company damage appraiser/investigator

Higher Education opportunities:

New England Tech offers an associate’s degree in auto collision technology.

For more information about this department, contact Mr. Stefanik.


A.S.E.  – Automotive Service Excellence

NATEF  – National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation

AYES – Automotive Youth Educational System

Teacher Sites

Hanratty, Jay (Instructor)

Stefanik, Steven (Department Head)

Wood, Sean (Instructor)