INSTRUCTOR: RON MOORE

INSTRUCTOR: RON MOORE

Mr. Moore is a graduate of Nashville Auto Diesel College and has worked in the Automotive Body Repair industry since 1996. Mr. Moore spent nine years as a technician in the Auto Body Repair profession and has held positions as a body, frame, and paint technician for dealerships, as well as a paint and body fabricator for Ford Motor Company’s Show and Concept Division. For nearly 20 years, Mr. Moore has taught college and high school students about the possibilities of an exciting career in the Automotive Body Repair industry.

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. 

CREDIT, CERTIFICATIONS, COURSE INFORMATION, AND PATHWAYS

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

COURSE INFORMATION

Class: Auto Body Technology

State Code: 86798680

Duration: 1 year

Grade(s): 10-12

Credential(s): I-CAR, ASE Student Certifications

Time(s): AM 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%