Auto Body

Students in the Auto Body Technology Program learn the fundamentals of damage repair, metal straightening, panel replacement and preparation for painting and refinishing. Students gainexperience through demonstration, theory and hands-on shop projects, while working in a state-of-the-art facility.

Students who graduate from the Auto Body Technology Program can pursue a career as an Auto Body Technician as well as related careers. Graduates may also elect to further their education by attending college or a post‐secondary technical institution. Some fourth year students may have the opportunity to earn credits for real world employment.

 

Auto Body instructor and students working on painting and sanding projects in state-of-the-art facility


Auto body  student buffing out a fender in order to paint

Curriculum

Year 1
Shop Safety,
Appropriate Use of Hand & Power Tools,
Auto Body Career Opportunities

Year 2
Basic Welding, Basic Metal Working, Basic Collision Repair Techniques,
Painting, Fillers

Year 3
Advanced Abrasives & Plastic Repair,
Advanced Painting,
Bolt on Panel Replacements,
Working with Glass

Year 4
Identifying Vehicle Damage,
Damage and Repair Estimates,
Welded & Bonded Panels,
Shop Management, Customer Relations,
Advanced and Independent Study

Classes meet for 3 periods/2 hours per day, 5 days a week

Average number of new students accepted per year: 14

Opportunity for professional certifications: YES

Opportunity to earn college credits: NO

Auto Body instructor gives instruction to several students while wearing state of the art body and head gear

Future Careers

Auto Body Technician
Auto Body Shop Manager
Auto Body Business Owner
Collision Repair Estimator
Insurance Adjustor
Parts Assembler
Refinishing Technician

 

 

Recent StudentGraphic of a pie chart that shows percentages of what auto body students do after high school graduation.
Post-Secondary
Destinations

Anthem Institute
Hudson County Community College
Ohio Technology School
Raritan Valley Community College
Warren County Community College
Wyoming Technical School

 

Auto Body student in front of car preparing to work on project