In the Automotive Collision Program students are taught non-structural analysis, damage repair, and welding. Students work with a variety of materials, using metal finishing and body filling techniques to prepare surfaces and repair panels. Students will also be taught to repair, mask, and refinish auto body components and entire vehicles. In addition, they use spray guns and personal safety equipment while applying undercoats and topcoats, working with a variety of materials, and gaining career skills. Students who successfully complete this program sequence will be prepared to take and pass the respective ASE/NATEF exam and will be prepared for postsecondary education opportunities.
Edison Academy is one of six academies in Fairfax County Public Schools. They currently offer Career and Technical Education programs. Students may participate in Virginia Youth Apprenticeships for the trades, student internships, industry tours, field experiences, and job shadows to further enhance their career awareness and knowledge.