Auto Body

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Course Description

As students progress through this program they will increase their competence in complete car refinishing, metal fabrication, welding, and collision repair.  They will learn to repair accidental damage, dents, and rust areas on cars through developing skills in vehicle refinishing and restoration.

Practical experience is gained by working on student projects and customer vehicles.

In addition, opportunities are available for students to do customized paint graphics, airbrushing, and restoration work on high performance and show-quality vehicles!

Course Content

• Frame and auto body repair
• Minor metal repair
• Paint and surface preparation
• Paint mixing and color tinting
• Surface detailing and custom graphics
• Welding techniques and
metal fabrication
• Collision estimating
• Auto body tools and equipment
• Part replacement
• Car refinishing
• Restoration

College Agreements

  • Morrisville State College
  • Alfred State

Career Opportunities Can Include:

  • Body Shop Manager
  • Auto Painter
  • Restoration Specialist
  • Collision Technician
  • Body Shop Owner
  • Automotive Welder
  • Insurance Adjuster
  • Parts Manager

NYS Area Colleges with Related Majors:

Alfred State College 

Corning Community College 

SUNY Morrisville

Wyoming Tech

Program Considerations:

• Communicate verbally and in writing
• Be able to lift at least 25 pounds
• Apply problem solving skills
• Work individually and as a team member
• Ability to communicate with a person more
than six feet away
• Follow multi-step directions independently
• Tolerate noise and dirt
• Attentive to details