Accidents can result in thousands of damaged vehicles each day.  Some vehicles may be totaled beyond repair, however many still can be repaired and fixed to look and run like new. 

    In this program, the student learns MIG welding skills, hand tools and their uses, collision and plastic repair, refinishing and painting techniques for surface materials, and damage estimating. The auto body student will analyze damage to uni-body structures, look up manufacturer’s paint codes, and mix the correct colors of paint. An understanding of mixing ratios and proportions of refinishing products will be covered in the program. A state of the art down-draft spray booth is available for the development of refinishing skills.



Degrees and Certifications:

  • Teacher Information:
    Mr. Darrin Burt
    (814) 677-3097, 1110

  • Industry Recognized Certifications Available: 

    CareerSafe - OSHA Certification

    S/P2 - Automotive Service Safety, Automotive Service Pollution Prevention, Collision Repair & Refinish Safety

    Valvoline - Motor Oil Certification

  • Skills Taught:
    • Bench Setup and Pulling Procedures  
    • Measuring and Reading Frame Charts
    • Plastic Repair
    • Hand Tools Glass Replacement
    • Straightening Procedures
    • Wheel Alignment
    • Unibody Theory and Design
    • Estimating
    • Fiberglass Repair
    • Part Replacement
    • Fabrication of Metal Patches
    • Hydro Graphics
    • Custom Paint Vinyl Graphics
    • MIG Welding
    • Refinishing
  • Related Careers:

    • Automobile Damage Appraiser
    • Automobile Body Repairer
    • Painter
Last Modified on December 16, 2022