CATEC’s Automotive Body Technology 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.
INSTRUCTOR: RON MOORE
Mr. Moore is a graduate of Nashville Auto Diesel College and has worked in the Automotive Body Technology industry since 1996. Mr. Moore spent nine years as a technician in the Auto Body Technology 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 Technology industry.
AUTO BODY TECHNOLOGY
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.
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: Auto Body Technology
State Code: 86798680
Duration: 1 year
Credential(s): I-CAR, ASE Student Certifications
Time(s): AM and PM
Germanna Community College
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%