Auto Collision Program


The Auto Collision department at HHS Dean Campus is a Chapter 74 approved program that prepares students for entry-level positions in the auto collision repair industry.  Using a four-year, standards-based curriculum aligned with the Massachusetts Vocational Technical Education Frameworks, students gain the knowledge and skills associated with repairing and refinishing vehicles in today’s collision repair industry. 

With safety a top priority, students are instructed on safety practices from the first day of class and earn OSHA 10 certification by the junior year.  Along with safety, students receive instruction that includes welding, straightening, and the most current methods of preparation and refinishing vehicles.  Students come to understand the principles of physics, as well as the science and math related to the collision repair industry, and begin to see the interconnectedness of vocational training and academic courses that leads to understanding the holistic nature of vocational education.

Recognizing that students need more than technical skills and knowledge to experience success in the workplace, students at Dean study employability skills that include mock interviews, time management strategies and workplace communication, as well as topics in management, marketing, and entrepreneurship for those wanting to start their own business.  The curriculum is rounded out with an overview of technological skills that includes presentation software, spreadsheet preparation, Google and 365 platforms, and other commonly used business applications.

Career Opportunities

  • Auto Collision Apprentice                 
  • Auto Collision Technician             
  • Frame Technician
  • Automotive Glass Installer                
  • Painter                                                
  • Insurance Appraiser
  • Insurance Adjuster
  • Business Owner
  • Industrial Painter