Auto Body

one- or two-year program

During this program, students learn the basics of repairing and restoring damaged vehicles. They learn valuable business skills like estimating cost of repairs, as well as hands-on instuction in the painting process inside a professional paint booth. Relevant industry instruction includes interior and exterior body panel repair, accessories, electrical devices, trim and automotive glass. Students learn the proper use of power and hand tools, MIG welding, bonding processes and techniques and safety.

Automotive Technology

two-year program

In the global automotive repair industry, there is a growing demand for qualified auto body technicians. During Auto Body Technology 1, 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. In addition, students practice shop safety and gain career skills. During Auto Body Technology 2, students are 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 (the pass rate for the 2023 exam was 85%) and will be prepared for postsecondary education opportunities.