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Auto Body Technology


In the global automobile collision repair industry, there is a growing demand for qualified auto body technicians.

In this course, students are taught damage analysis, estimating, customer service, nonstructural 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.

Students who successfully complete this program sequence may be eligible to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification examinations.

Course Content

· Analyze damage  and determine repair procedures

· Remove and replace interior/exterior trim, mechanical & electrical components,  repairable plastics

· Replace steel or aluminum panels

· Conservation and natural resources

· Apply metal finish and body filling

· Repair moveable glass and hardware

· Practice metal welding and cutting

· Operate spray gun equipment

· Mix and match paint, identify paint defects

· SP2 (Safety, Pollution & Prevention) safety exams

Course Details

Auto Body Technology I (Year 1)

Auto Body Technology II (Year 2)

GRADE  11, 12

Course Length: 2 years

Industry Credentials Offered

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification

(B2) Painting and Refinishing

(B3) Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

(B4) Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

(B5) Mechanical and Electrical Components

Options After HS


Collison Repair Technician, Automotive Painter, Insurance Claims Adjuster, Industrial Maintenance

Local Employers:  CMA Valley Dealerships,  Whitesell Collison, Fisher Auto Parts, Truck & Equipment Corp.

Career Certificate/ Associate Degree (2 yr) program

BRCC—Automotive Analysis and Repair,  Aviation Maintenance Technology, Welding

Bachelor’s /Post Baccalaureate Degree (4 yr+) majors

Industrial Systems Engineering, Industrial Design, Materials Engineering,  Mechanical Engineering/ Automotive Design

Instructor Contact Information

Name: Jeff Boyd

Email: [email protected]

School: 540-245-5002
Fax:  540-885-0407