Program Description:

Automotive body technicians can repair most damage from everyday vehicle collisions and make vehicles look and drive like new. Damage may be minor, such as replacing a cracked windshield, or major, such as replacing an entire door panel. Repair technicians use many tools for their workincluding pneumatic tools, metal-cutting guns, and plasma cutters. For major structural repairs, such as aligning the body, they often use heavy-duty hydraulic jacks and hammers. For some work, they use common handtools, such as metal files, pliers, wrenches, hammers, and screwdrivers.

Prerequisites: Student may enroll without a high school diploma or high school equivalency assessment but will not be awarded a Certificate of Applied Studies without a high school diploma or high school equivalency assessment
Two years (1080 clock hours)
Students are accepted yearly in August
Courses: Required Courses:
  • Fundamentals of Collision Repair Technology
  • Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair
  • Structural Analysis and Damage Repair
  • Surface Preparation and Refinishing
Elective Courses:
  • Detailing and Interior Parts
  • Mechanical and Electrical Components
  • Refinishing Techniques
  • Custom Finishing Processes
Certifications: I-CAR; NATEF; ASE
Sample Job Titles:

Auto Body Technician, Auto Body Repairman, Auto Body Repair Technician, Auto Body Repairer, Refinish Technician, Automotive Painter, Non-Structural Technician

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