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Friday, 23 January 2015 00:00

Collision Repair Students in TN Refurbish 1967 Chevy Nova for World of Wheels Showcase

The annual World of Wheels, which was held at the Chattanooga Convention Center from January 9-11, featured a vehicle remodeled by the collision repair program at Chattanooga State Tennessee College of Applied Technology division.

Collision repair students painted and prepped a 1967 Chevy Nova for two weeks during the fall semester, according to Tim Chastain, associate instructor. reported that students received thorough instructions and training, including auto construction; a program that progresses through repair techniques for all body parts. Each step focuses on hands-on activities essential to becoming a successful technician.

Automotive body repair technicians straighten bent frames, remove dents, replace parts crumpled beyond repair, paint and refinish the car body as well as the interior and exterior parts attached to it, according to Other important tasks include estimating the cost of repairs and diagnosing damages.

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence certification tests may be taken by students who complete this program. 

Call the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at 423-697-4433 for more information about the Collision Repair program.

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