Auto Body Repair

  • Each damaged vehicle presents a new problem to be solved. Auto body technicians solve these problems by using specialized equipment and tools to straighten frames, remove dents, replace parts, and accurately match paint finishes. Students will assess collision characteristics based on physical damage. Students will practice procedures and techniques which develop perceptual capabilities and skills to produce high-quality auto body repairs and provide professional customer service.


    About this program:


    • Successful Student Attributes: ability to troubleshoot and propose solutions, detail oriented, understand basic science concepts as they relate to the occupation


    • Career Opportunities: Auto Body Technician, Painter, Parts Manager, or Estimator


    • Program Length: Two years


    • Industry Alignment: Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (ICAR); Automotive Service Excellence (ASE); ASE Education Foundation; Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)


    • Integrated Academic Coursework: Career & Financial Management (½ credit), Science (½ credit per year)


    • Graduation Pathways: 4+1 Pathway Option: Not eligible until program is an approved NYSED CTE Program, CDOS Pathway


    Opportunities through this program:


    • College Credit Opportunities: Articulation Agreements: Lincoln Technical Institute; Ohio Technical College; Universal Technical Institute


    • Credential Opportunities: ASE – Hours Toward Painting and Refinishing ASE Accreditation and Test Preparation; ASE Education Foundation Entry Level Certification; 10-hour OSHA General Industry Safety and Health Credential


    • Program Achievement Opportunities: Technical endorsement on graduation diploma and/or National Technical Honor Society


    • Industry Assessments: Precision Exams - Automotive Collision Repair; ASE Education Foundation Entry-Level Painting and Refinishing Certification Exam




    • Program Supplies, Materials, Assessments Provided: Work boots; safety glasses; respiratory physical; 10-hour OSHA Training Certificate; ASE Education Foundation Entry Level Painting and Refinishing Certification Exam



    • 9th Grade Reading Level Sample Text: Moisture in the refrigerant may damage the compressor.  The accumulator, or receiver/drier, acts as a reservoir for the refrigerant and also removes moisture from the refrigerant in the system. The moisture is removed by a desiccant. A desiccant is a chemical that absorbs moisture. There are two types of refrigerant lines - metal tubes and flexible rubber hoses. The metal tubes and rubber hoses form airtight connections between air conditioning system components. The connections can be made with nuts or with garters. A garter spring looks like a ring or circle made out of a coil spring. They are used to provide an even radial force around an object. In refrigerant applications, the male end of the coupling is inserted into a female flared end. The union is held together by the garter spring which prevents uncoupling by tightly gripping the flared end of the female connector. (Auto Collision Repair and Refinishing, Year 1 & 2 textbook)


    • Sample Vocabulary: polymerization, brazing, adhesion, viscosity, oscillating knife


    • Sample Science Problem: The pitch of a metallic color is too light. The face is okay.  Technician A wants to add white mica.  Technician B wants to add a flop adjuster.  What will the addition of each of these do to the composition of the paint?


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