Auto Collision Repair & Refinishing


Our Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing program provides the detail-minded student with the technical knowledge and skills, character, and work ethic necessary to begin a rewarding career in this fast-paced, high-tech industry. The dynamic and challenging curriculum provides students a great opportunity to work on both “live” and training vehicles with cosmetic and serious structural damage. In the process, students hone their skills in welding, cutting, surface preparation, painting, refinishing, plastic repair, abrasives, solvents, and estimation.

The curriculum also includes a basic introduction to automotive mechanical and electrical systems. Our state-of-the-art virtual painting program allows students to practice painting and refinishing techniques in an eco-friendly learning environment. Graduates are eligible for one year of credit toward the two-year work requirement necessary for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) collision repair technician certification.

Grade 9

• Shop Safety Procedures
• Power and Hand Tools
• Masking Techniques
• Surface Preparation

Grade 10

• Minor Damage Repair
• Paint Safety & Protection Techniques
• Safety and Storage of Shop Materials
• Refinishing

Grade 11

  • Panel & Glass Replacement
• Color-Matching
• Analyzing Damage

Grade 12

  •  Collision Estimating
• Frame Repair and Straightening
• Chief EZ liner
• Refining to Commercial Standards


Training/ Skills You will Learn

• Damage analysis
• Welding and cutting
• Plastic repair
• Structural and non-structural repair
• Mechanical and electrical introduction
• Painting and refinishing
• Repair Rusted Out Panel

Career Opportunities

With a High School Degree
Auto Body Repairer

Salaries: $24,470 per year

With a 2 Year College Degree
Auto Body Technician
Salaries: $45,630 per year

With a 4 Year College Degree
Repair Technician
Salaries: $70,670+ per year

Auto Collision & Repair Staff

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