SV School of Automotive Technology
The SV School of Automotive Technology offers students a study of processes and techniques characteristic of auto collision repair technology as well as knowledge and credentials for entry-level employment and/or to continue their education through college. Pathways in the School of Automotive Technology include:
SV Automotive Collision Repair Academy:
This pathway offers students a study of processes and techniques characteristic of auto collision repair technology. The metal shop portion of this class includes metal straightening, dent repair, and replacement sheet metal parts. In the paint and refinishing instruction, surface preparation is taught along with paint refinishing using single-stage urethane enamel and base-coat/clear-coat enamels.
SV Automotive Services Academy:
The need for automotive service technicians is growing rapidly as people continue to keep their vehicles in operation longer than ever before. This program is designed for students to gain knowledge and credentials for entry-level employment, or to continue their education through college. The program is divided into three levels: Maintenance and Light Repair, Automotive Service Technicians, and Master Service Technicians. All programs are NATEF accredited and students are eligible to receive ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) credentials.
Basic Auto Refinishing and Painting Course:
Students focus on the basic skills needed to restore a vehicle's paint job after bodywork damages have been repaired. Topics include basic refinishing equipment, preparatory painting practices, auto body painting methods, metalwork surface protection and principles of shop safety. Instruction also covers refinishing techniques, such as the use of acrylic materials, spot repair work and troubleshooting common auto painting problems.