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auto body repair


Auto body repair professionals can be considered the artists of their trade, repairing and refinishing vehicles to pristine condition. Students will receive foundational training in job-site safety and then move on to hands-on work on real customers’ vehicles. Using high-tech, state-of-the-art equipment, students will have the chance to work on many different types of projects—from dent repair, auto body refinishing and custom painting to job estimation and customer service. After graduation, students are prepared to begin careers or further their education.

This is a two year program for juniors and seniors. Students will have the opportunity to earn up to four credits per year in CTE or a combination of CTE and integrated academic credit for career and financial management, math and science.

This course is also open to adult students, however high school students are given first priority for enrollment.

Sample units of study include metal straightening, use of body fillers/fiberglass and plastic repair, detailing, trim and hardware/painting and finishing.

Career opportunities include auto body shop technician/paint technician, auto body estimator, shop manager, detail shop, sales representative and insurance adjuster.

We have articulation agreements with Ohio Technical College, SUNY Alfred, SUNY Morrisville and Lincoln Technical Institute. Students can earn 10-hour safety card issued by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).


Teacher at the Charles H. Bohlen Jr. Technical Center:

Ken Kellogg kkellogg@boces.com

Teacher at the Howard G. Sackett Technical Center:

Brian Taube btaube@boces.com