Why Choose Automotive Body Repair and Restoration?

Students work in auto program

Learn the basic knowledge of auto construction, parts, materials, tools and measurements, as well basic welding procedures/skills and required safety knowledge set forth by CCAR/SP2 Safety.

Intermediate students will demonstrate the knowledge of which parts need to be replaced or repaired and demonstrate the skills required to install or repair parts. Students will have knowledge of basic paint applications, surface preparation, plastic and composite repair techniques, welding techniques such as Metal Inert Gas (MIG) and resistance spot, and metal shaping techniques such as shrinking, stretching, bending and cutting.

Advanced students will demonstrate the knowledge needed to accurately estimate, on a legal repair order (to Bureau of Automotive Repair standards), the required materials, parts and amount of labor to complete the repairs. Students will become more skilled in paint and surface preparation and metal shaping, shrinking, stretching, bending and cutting.

Upon successful completion of the Automotive Body Basic Repair and Restoration Certificate, you will have the basic skills for employment as an automotive detailer and collision repair helper as well as be eligible to take the examinations to be certified by the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) or receive certification for various courses taken through I-CAR, Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair.


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