The Auto Body program allows you a unique hands-on approach to learn the skills you need in the auto body industry. As a student, you will move from introductory courses in repairing dents and paint-less dent removal to more advanced courses in panel, alignment and refinishing.
Successful completion of your hours makes you eligible to apply for graduation to receive your certificate of competency.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds and must have a clean driving record.
You will be required to pass the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair certification exam before graduation. I-CAR is an international organization dedicated to the training in collision repair. The certification helps you be more marketable when applying for jobs. You complete a total of 14 tests to get certified. All tests are taken online and at the students convenience.
You may look forward to careers such as apprentice level jobs as painters or metal repairers in shops.
You also may take advantage of career services available in the Workforce Center. You can gain skills in interviewing, resume writing, looking for a job and other career guidance. Through these services you will be better prepared to complete successful interviews and attain employment.
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Clock-based certificates are training programs that provide skills for quick entry into the workforce. The clock-hour programs have specific year-round start dates.
Central City Campus
Auto Body Repairer, Auto Body Technician, Automotive Painter**
Certificate of Competency - Auto Body Worker: $6,364*
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