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Auto Body provides students with exposure and training in the major aspects of auto body repair, including replacement and repairing of body sheet metal parts, estimating, detailing R+I operation, tear-down and reassembly procedures, and preparation and application for refinishing of new and damaged sheet metal parts. Projects will provide students with hands-on experience in collision estimating, replacement or repairing of body trim parts or accessories, and the complete overall refinishing of cars. Opportunities also exist for students to be trained in estimating using the CCC software available in the Auto Body career area. This type of work requires the intelligence and skill of an artisan because these functions will never be completely replaced by a machine. Auto body and refinishing technicians are typically employed in new car dealerships and independent body shops. Excellent opportunities also exist in many related fields and businesses, such as insurance companies, paint manufacturers and suppliers, and auto parts sales. Body and refinishing technicians often work with minimal supervision or assistance, which provides challenges and pride of accomplishment with each completed job.

Qualified students will test for certification through the I-CAR-PDP-EE program.

Employment opportunities available after high school graduation:

Auto Body Technician, Frame Technician, Refinish Technician, Auto Body Customizer, Used Car Renovator, Automotive Detailer, Aircraft Refinisher, Truck Body Builder, Physical Damage Appraiser, Auto Body Estimator, Assembly and Tear-Down Technician, Parts Manager, Production Manager