Auto Body and 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

Articulation Agreements

  • Alfred State College
  • Ohio Technical College
  • SUNY Canton
  • SUNY Erie
  • SUNY Morrisville

Licensing / Industry-Based Certifications

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

Career Opportunities

coming soon!

Professional Outlook

Automotive Body and Related Repairers: 3.9% projected growth in jobs from 2018-28 in the Finger Lakes region.

Median Finger Lakes region salary: $47,080 per year (in 2021). 

Source: NYS Department of Labor


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.
Intro Video
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Program Overview - PDF