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 work including pneumatic tools, metal-cutting guns, and plasma cutters. For major structural repairs, such as aligning the body, they often use frame machine and computerized measuring system. For some work, they use common hand tools, 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: NATEF; ASE, OSHA 10 General Industry, WV Motor Vehicle State Inspector, NOCTI
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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