Auto Body

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Auto body and collision repair is an art that combines technical skills with visionary design. What will your masterpiece look like?

Pathway Description

Students enrolled in the auto body pathway will have an understanding of vehicle safety, industrial standards, common tools used, and professionalism. Students will build content knowledge in sheet metal fundamentals (shrinking, stretching, straightening), sheet metal welding (plug welds, stitches), plastic repair (bumpers, door panels), and interior/exterior body construction.

Key Competencies

  • Develop product knowledge to carry out repairs and restore vehicles to safe working order
  • Gain competency in a full range of repair techniques
  • Learn finishing techniques to prepare damaged surfaces for painting and replace small components
  • Cultivate interpersonal skills to interface with customers and professionally discuss repairs

Courses

View the High School Course Guide for an in-depth look at the courses outlined below.

High School Credits:

9000 Industrial Arts Technology (2)
9015 Auto Body I (2)
9699 Sheet Metal Welding (2)
96A0 Sheet Metal Fundamentals (2)
96B1 Plastic Repair (2)
96B2 Structural Repair (2)

Total College Credits:

12

Salary

Annual National Average Salary: $46,000

Career Opportunities

  • Entry level detailer
  • Entry level interior specialist
  • Entry level dent specialist
  • Entry level paint prep
  • Entry level parts specialist
  • Entry level exterior R & I
  • Entry level interior R & I

Auto Body Pathway PDF