The Collision Repair Technology (CRT) program is designed to instruct students in the development of eye-hand coordination skills and the operation of power and air operated equipment associated with tools and procedures used in the repair of damaged automotive vehicles. Students who are creative, meticulous, proud of their work and fascinated with automobiles will enjoy seeing their reflection in the finish of a CRT project. CRT students learn to apply automotive finishes in a high quality paint booth. They also learn the art of air brushing and customizing. Students are taught cost estimating, frame straightening, Metal-Inert-Gas (MIG) welding, reshaping metal parts and replacing body component parts. Instruction and “hands on” practice is available to the students in the areas of: MIG welding, plasma cutting, automotive panel replacement, frame and unibody diagnosis, measuring and repair, computerized estimating, automotive paint systems,
overall paint and blending procedures. Practice is also available in glass procedures with urethane, gasket sealed glass, fixed and movable replacement procedures.
At the Indiana County Technology Center (ICTC), the CRT program is primarily concerned with preparing students to enter the field of collision repair. Students have the opportunity to learn automotive skills and knowledge, as well as reading, writing, language, math and study skills needed for employment in the field. Qualified second year students have the opportunity to earn a Certificate of Completion in refinishing systems from the PPG Research Center. Senior students have the opportunity to receive a PPG Blue Level Industry Certification after successfully completing a written and performance assessment.
441 Hamill Road
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: (724) 349-6700