"You only fail if you fail to try."

Collision Repair and Refinishing is a Automotive Repair shop in which students learn on safety around cars and learn how to repair the exterior.

Skills Required for Success

  • Good eye-hand coordination
  • Tolerance for noise
  • Strong understanding of math concepts
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to visualize shapes and forms
  • Ability to think and follow directions

Future Opportunities in Collision Repair & Refinishing

  •     Auto Body Shops
  •     Auto Assembly Plants
  •     Garages
  •     Auto Rental Firms
  •     Insurance Claims Adjuster
  •     Trucking Firms
  •     Fleet Rental Firms
  •     Custom Painting and Design

Grading Policy

In order to calculate grade point average (GPA), each course will be awarded a rating based on the number of periods a class/shop is in session, the credit assigned to the shop and whether the course is required to meet graduation requirements as mandated under the Massachusetts Education Reform Law. Grading systems are developed by individual departments and instructors and vary in context and content. Instructors are given the flexibility to develop grading systems and standards, based on their expectations and department guidelines.

Coop Oportunities

Franklin County Technical School offers students cooperative educational opportunities during their senior year under the direction of the co-operative education coordinator. In addition, many shops provide field-site training opportunities that augment skills acquisition. To further the education process, maintenance projects inside the school and community-based projects enhance both the related and hands-on skills needed in the various trade areas.

Collision Repair & Refinishing Customer Work

FCTS, as the regional vocational high school of Franklin County, does so much more than teach in a lab classroom and simulation environment. Trade programs have large shops filled with the same tools and technologies used by those men and women working in the trades. As a true extension of the classroom, authentic automotive projects are critically important to the learning environment. Occasional projects from municipal and non-profit groups offer hands-on learning to the students. Real world projects truly provide the students with an opportunity to apply what they have learned. Our students thrive on authentic work! Requests for FCTS work must provide educational value to the students and must align with the curriculum. If you are a municipal group or non-profit organization, you can contact Jocelyn Croft, Director of Vocational Curriculum.