Auto Body and Collision Repair Technology

Crash Courses in Artistry as You Rebuild, Reimagine and Revive

A student wearing a respirator helmet uses a professional sprayer to paint a metal panel.
Discover the world of automotive transformation where you’ll learn to restore cars, making dents, scratches and cracks disappear. Master repair techniques and unleash your creativity. Gain in-depth knowledge about car parts, safety practices and the significance of environmental responsibility. Open the doors to a future where you play a pivotal role in making cars look their best.

What You Can Learn

Units of Study

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

What You Can Earn

Available High School Academic Credits
At district request, students may earn:
  • English
  • Science
Licensing / Industry-Based Certifications
Students have opportunities to earn:
  • I CAR Intro Series
  • I CAR Non-Structural
  • I CAR Refinishing
Work-Based Learning
Organizations that support this program:
  • Gerber Collision
  • Qualicoat

Where You Can Go

Career Opportunities
Minimal Requirement Beyond CTE
  • Detailer
  • Entry-Level Technician

Additional Education and/or Experience
  • Auto Body Repair Technician
  • Auto Estimator
  • Auto Body Shop Owner

Postsecondary Pathways
Articulation Agreements
  • Alfred State
  • Ohio Technical College
  • SUNY Canton
  • SUNY Morrisville

Intro Video
Presentation Hosted by CTE Students

Getting Started

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.