AUTO BODY REPAIR
CATEC’s Automotive Body Repair program introduces students to this growing industry. Students examine aspects of the industry, including planning, management, technical, and production skills. They prepare for non-structural analysis and damage repair, repair body panels and movable glass and hardware, and practice metal welding and cutting. Students work with a variety of materials to operate equipment, apply paint, and identify paint defects, causes, and cures. Additionally, students practice shop safety and gain workplace skills experience in preparation for entering the industry.
COURSES, CREDIT AND CERTIFICATIONS
HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT
Students receive up to 3 high school elective credits each year for successful completion of the program. Passage of the certification exam will award the student 2 student-verified elective credits, one of which can be substituted for a verified credit in either science or history.
National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology exam
Inter-Industry Conference on Automotive Collision Repair (I-CAR) certifications
- Painting and Refinishing
- Mechanical and Electrical Components
- Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair
- Structural Analysis and Damage Repair
Virginia Workplace Readiness Skills Assessment
|Class||State Code||Duration||Grades||Dual Enrollment||Credential(s)||AM or PM|
|Auto Body Technology I & II||86798680||1 year||10-12||-||ASE Student Certifications, I-CAR||AM and PM|
Germanna Community College
- Automotive Diagnostician
- Automotive Technician (Career Studies Certificate)
Reynolds Community College
- Applied Science, A.S.
- Diesel Mechanics Technology, A.A.S.
Old Dominion University
- Motorsports Engineering Technology, B.S.
- Career Opportunity: Auto Body Technician
Repair and refinish automotive vehicle bodies and straighten vehicle frames.
- National Wage Average: $43,000.00
- Virginia Wage Average: $46,000.00
- Projected Job Growth in Virginia: +11%
- Career Opportunity: Claims Adjuster, Examiner, & Investigators
Evaluate insurance claims. They decide whether an insurance company must pay a claim and if so, how much.
- National Wage Average: $63,060.00
- Virginia Wage Average: $69,000.00
- Projected Job Growth in Virginia: +3%