Auto Body & Collision Repair Technology

Science, Art and Technique: Equal Partners

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. 

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

Alfred State
SUNY Canton
SUNY Morrisville 

Articulation Agreements

Licensing / Industry-Based Certifications

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

Professional Outlook

  • 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


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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