Program Synopsis: The Auto Body Program at the ACE Center at Highland Springs is a 1 or 2 year program designed to instruct students on the safety, assessment, and repair procedures associated with vehicular body damage. Students will work in an up to date facility that is consistent with today’s modern auto body repair technologies.
Auto Body I: The first-year course stresses techniques and methods used in repairing the many types of minor damage to automobiles and trucks. Students are taught the skills involved in the safe use of
hand tools, power tools, welding equipment and refinishing equipment.
Auto Body II: The second year of Auto Body Repair provides additional experiences in the repair of major types of damage. Students learn to evaluate damage to vehicles, calculate material and labor costs, complete more complicated repairs to assigned vehicles and refinish. Students will be more
involved with custom paint work and more involved with the finished product.
Instructor: Mr. Robinison loves all types of vehicles and has been a licensed painter for 25 years. He holds ASE certifications in B2 (Painting & Refinishing) and B3 (Non-Structural Analysis & Damage Repair). He spends much of his free time enjoying family, friends, and the races.
Desired Aptitudes: The student should possess some degree of mechanical ability, have good hand/eye coordination, and be in good physical condition. Courses in mathematics, metal technology or technology
education are very helpful.
Employment Outlook (According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition):
|Automotive Body and Glass Repairers||Automotive body and glass repairers restore, refinish, and replace vehicle bodies and frames, windshields, and window glass.||$37,580|