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AUTO BODY REPAIR

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.

CERTIFICATIONS

National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology exam

Inter-Industry Conference on Automotive Collision Repair (I-CAR) certifications

ASE Certifications: 

  • Painting and Refinishing
  • Mechanical and Electrical Components
  • Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair
  • Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

Virginia Workplace Readiness Skills Assessment

ClassState CodeDurationGradesDual EnrollmentCredential(s)AM or PM
Auto Body Technology I & II867986801 year10-12-ASE Student Certifications, I-CARAM and PM

EDUCATION PATHWAYS

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 PATHWAYS

  • 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%