Auto Body & Paint

Auto Body & Paint

Traffic mishaps occur daily, so there’s always a demand for qualified and talented collision repair technicians who can make damaged vehicles look new again. Auto Body & Paint is a one-year senior only program for those who like to work with their hands, work on cars and solve problems.

Students explore the details of collision repair, structural materials and technological advances, including the ins and outs of auto body construction, surface prep, dent repair, welding and cutting. Students will learn to replace or repair and paint damaged body panels and how to straighten the frame of cars twisted from the force of an accident. Students also learn the art of fabrication of restored vehicles including custom painting and airbrushing.

Prime and paint.
Prepare for a career in Auto Body & Paint through this program located at Eastland Career Center. This program is part of the national AutomotiveYES program that enables qualified students to work alongside master technicians during their senior year and earn a paycheck at the same time. These businesses tend to hire the students full-time upon graduation. Areas of study include:
Damage estimating 
Glass replacement 
Unibody/conventional frame repair
Sheet metal straightening/ replacement
Vehicle painting/detailing

Career Pathways
Use your love of cars to build your career in the transportation field. Explore careers such as:
Automotive refinishing technician
Collision repair manager
Auto Body & Paint Technician
Estimating claims adjuster

Industry Credentials Available:
ICAR Collision Repair
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