Auto Body Technololgy

Program Description

Auto Body repair and refinishing on today’s high-tech automobiles is a challenging and rewarding career. In Auto Body Technology, students learn to repair and refinish damaged vehicle bodies consisting of metal, glass, fiberglass and plastic components. Students are instructed in the following areas: mechanical and electrical components, structural and non-structural damage repair and analysis, and plastics and adhesives; and paint and refinishing systems. Students have the opportunity to participate in Skills/USA.

Possible areas of Study:

  • Various types and methods of welding
  • Basic frame straightening
  • Fiberglass repair
  • Spray painting and color matching
  • Vehicle cleaning, polishing and detailing
  • Trim replacement
  • Virtual Spray Booth
  • Alignment of doors, hoods and decks
  • Estimating
  • Uni-body panel replacement
  • Metal shrinking and stretching
  • Custom painting

Further Educational Opportunities:

  • Advanced technical training and specialized certification
  • Apprenticeship placement
  • Associate’s degree in collision repair and auto refinishing
  • Articulation program with Nashville Auto College