Student using virtual paint simulator

SWCC automotive instructors are committed to training students on up-to-date and technology-driven equipment. 

SWCC's auto collision repair refinish lab features two SprayBake paint booths, a Chief EZ Liner 25 frame machine, 16 Mitchell and ADP Shoplink computerized estimating computers, Chief frame measuring equipment for universal gauges, UMS mechanical, and a computerized laser by Chief Genesis Velocity.  In 2012, the program acquired a SiM Spray 3D Virtual Paint System, an immersive virtual reality painting simulator.  This equipment will give students an invaluable learning experience and assist SWCC instructors in the teaching of spray painting and coating fundamentals.

Instructors have added the RM paint line for 2nd-year students in addition to the DuPont paint line. Both paint lines are supported by computerized scales, electronic technical data and printed labels. The program also teaches computerized color matching with the spectrophotometer - ChromaVision by DuPont.