Collision Repair and Refinishing

  • Kirk Gallagher- Instructor

    Mr. Gallagher has 20 years of experience in collision repair, I-CAR Platinum certified in non-structural repair, working on becoming platinum certification in structural repair before I took this opportunity to teach the next wave of body and refinish technicians. He got his start in a small family-owned business, where he learned many different aspects of collision repair. From learning how to write a damage estimate, to repairing and refinishing, along with customer service skills. He spent 16 years working in the body repair side of the industry here in Anchorage.


    Grade level 11-12. May be taken 4 times with a grade of “C” or better to advance. AM and PM sessions offered


    Why take this course?

    • Work in a real collision repair shop using up-to-date technology and equipment to repair real cars and trucks
    • Develop marketable skills for a career in the exciting collision repair and refinish field


    Using the I-CAR curriculum, students in this class will learn metal straightening, plastic filler application, body panel replacement, sectioning, minor frame repair, auto body alignment, and glass replacement. Shop refinish practices include surface preparation, mixing and applying paint, complete vehicle refinishing and blending. I-CAR certificates can be earned. Second, through fourth semester students will be expected to complete course work and projects at an advanced level and to demonstrate competencies in skill areas not covered in the previous semesters. Qualified advanced students may be eligible for job site internships.

    Students must purchase safety glasses.


    Credits and Certifications


    1.5 Elective


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    Collision Repair & Refinishing Career Tree

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