CLOSING: Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES is Closed to Students Until Further Notice

Auto Body & Collision Repair Technology

Science, art and technique: equal partners in auto body and collision repair

A student wearing a respirator helmet uses a professional sprayer to paint a metal panel. Students learn the fundamentals of repairing and refinishing damaged vehicles, including the fundamentals of metal straightening, MIG-welding, plastic fillers, plastic repair, major collision repair, hardware repair and service, detailing, and refinishing. The artistic skills applied in decorative auto painting are also introduced. 

Fast Facts

Job Projections: 8 percent annual growth in new jobs through 2026.
Median U.S. Salary: $41,330 per year (in 2018).*

Education Requirements: Technical training and a high school diploma or equivalent. Some certifications may be required. 
*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 

Units of Study

Career Opportunities and Ethics, plus: 

  • Worker Protection
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Identifying Plastic Parts
  • Paint Mixing
  • Body Fillers
  • Metal Straightening
  • Repairs to Fiber-Reinforced Plastics
  • Adhesively Bonded Panel Spray Guns- setup and maintenance
  • Compressed Air MIG Welding
  • Jacking and Lifting
  • Spray Environment Vehicle Construction
  • Waterborne Refinishing
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Plastic Welding
  • VOC Rules and Regulations
  • Customer Relations
  • MIG Welding
  • Glass
  • Electrical
  • Estimating
  • Brakes
  • Aluminum Welding
  • Plastic Welding
  • Career Opportunities and Ethics

College Credits / Articulation Agreements

Alfred State
SUNY Canton
SUNY Morrisville 

Licensing / Industry-Based Certifications

I CAR Intro Series
I CAR Non-Structural
I CAR Refinishing



















Dan Boyler
Dan Boyler worked as a collision repair and refinishing technician for 16 years. Before joining Monroe 2 BOCES, he was an associate collision repair teacher for 5 years. 

Enrollment Information

Meet with your school counselor to discuss how Career & Technical Education at WEMOCO can benefit your career development. Your counselor can help you begin the enrollment process.
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