This 1st semester course will introduce first-year students to the basic fundamentals of Collision Repair. Students will identify, explore, and evaluate career opportunities related to automotive technology. In addition, they will demonstrate knowledge of basic safety rules, including disposal of equipment and hazardous waste disposal associated with the industry. Students will also analyze damage and prepare a vehicle for repairs. Other skills to be learned will include metal finishing damaged panels to their original forms as well as mixing and applying body fillers. Finally, students will inspect, adjust, repair, or replace moveable glass and hardware. Students interested in taking Collision Repair Technology classes should first enroll in the Career Preparation class as ninth graders. Community and technical college credit may be earned through the EDGE (Earn a Degree, Graduate Early) program.