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High School

Collision Repair

Program Highlights

Auto Service Excellence (ASE) Certified in Mechanical and Electrical Components | Nonstructural Analysis and Damage Repair| Painting and Refinishing | Plastics and Adhesives 

Program Description

Students work on vehicles requiring frame and body straightening, welding, refinishing, and painting. Training includes replacing glass, installing upholstery, estimating costs of parts, labor and preparation of insurance forms.

Teacher Information

Lonnie Higey
High School

Collision Repair Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22304
lhigey@lcjvs.net

Program of Study

Junior Year Courses

Lab: 3 Credits
English: 1 Credit
Math:
1 Credit
Science:
1 Credit
Elective:
.5 or 1 Credit

Senior Year Courses

Lab: 3 Credits
English: 1 Credit
Civics/Government: 1 Credit
Math: 1 Credit
Elective: .5 or 1 Credit

Electives are subject to availability and schedule. Not all electives are available every semester. Past elective options have included the following classes:

Accounting, Financial Literacy, Communications, Public Speaking, Entrepreneurship, Forensics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Vertibrate Zoology, Psychology, Sociology, Military History, Modern Social Issues, Practical Computer Applications, Exploration of Literature, Literature and Popular Music Literature and Films, Computer as a Writing Tool, Health, Healthy Safe Foods, Adult Living, Employability Skills, College 101, Study Skills. 

Math Options: Tech Math 330, Tech Math 121, Tech Math 122.

English and Government Options available with teacher recommendation: Oberlin College Writing, Oberlin College Government.

Course descriptions are available online.

LCJVS student repairing a car part.
LCJVS student repairing the back of a car.
LCJVS Collision Repair Student repairing the side of a car.
LCJVS student watching the Mr. Lonnie Higey repair a car part.

Career Pathways

  • Auto Body Repair Technician
  • Fabricator
  • Sheet Metal Welder
  • Upholstery Specialist

With Additional Training:

  • Auto Body Parts Manager
  • Auto Glass Specialist
  • Automobile Manufacturing
  • Frame Repair Specialist
  • Independent Auto Body Repairperson
  • Insurance Damage Estimator
  • Paint Specialist

Competency Profile

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Industry Certifications

ASE Certified

College Credits

Math, English, Social Studies and other courses that offer dual high school and college credits are also offered on the JVS campus through partnerships with Lorain County Community College and Oberlin College. Upon meeting specific criteria, students have the opportunity to earn various types of college credit for career technical courses taken at Lorain County JVS. Students also have the opportunity to participate in Ohio’s College Credit Plus program. College credit opportunities vary by program and are subject to change.

Student Organizations

Students are encouraged to become involved with the career-technical student organizations related to their programs, such as Skills USA. These organizations help develop leadership skills, cooperation, social interactions, and good citizenship. All members have opportunities to participate in regional, state, and national competitions to showcase their skills and earn college scholarships. Students who excel academically and have a commitment to community service may become a member of the National-Technical Honor Society.

ASE Certified

Employment Resources

Strong partnerships between the JVS and business and industry help students gain work experience through work-based learning experiences, the JVS Summer Internship Program, and senior early job placement. The JVS is committed to helping successful graduates find employment in their career field. A detailed explanation of the student eligibility requirements for these experiences is included in the student handbook.

The JVS maintains an online job board to help connect students and alumni to local employment opportunities. The JVS website also hosts links to online resources for labor market data, as well as statewide and national career information.