Auto Body Repair

  • Location: Orleans Career and Technical Education Center
    Location: Niagara Career and Technical Education Center

    Paul Magyar                    Email:
    Tom Struebing                Email:

    Click on the link to watch our students in action: Orleans Auto Body or Niagara Auto Body

    Auto Body is a two year program for juniors and seniors.  Auto Body is for students who want to learn to repair, refinish and paint automobile bodies, fenders and frames.  Students will also learn about body trim, hardware, door locks, remote controls and glass window regulations.  This program is NATEF, I-CAR and ASE certified.   


    1. To develop an understanding of the basic inspection, estimation and sequential planning of repair work.
    2. To develop skills in the repair techniques and procedures for auto body repair and painting.
    3. To develop familiarity with parts, tools and equipment common to the auto body repair industry.
    4. To develop safe work habits.
    5. To develop job seeking employability skills necessary to succeed in the working world.

    Units of Study

    Safety procedures, Hand and Power Tools, Automobile Construction, Materials, Fasteners and Equipment, Resistance & Metal Arc Welding, Sheet Metal Work, Vehicle Surface Preparation, Fillers and Body Repairs, Panel Replacement & Adjustment, Refinishing Equipment and Procedures, Final Detailing, Vehicle Damage Estimation, Advanced Spray Techniques and Blending, Remove and Install Auto Body Parts, Principals of Sectioning, Bonding and Adhesive Technology, Plastic Body Panel Welding and Repair, Unibody and Frame Repair Basics, Plastic Repair and Work Experience

    How to Enroll

    Orleans/Niagara BOCES partners with local school districts to provide exciting hands-on career and technical training during normal school day.  To learn more, speak with your high school counselor.

    NYS Approved Program Title & CIP Code

    Auto Body/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician – 47.0603

    Possible Career Paths

    • With a 2 year CTE program: Detail Technician, increased demand 9%*
    • Associate’s Degree: Collision Center Estimator, increased demand 11%*
    • Bachelor’s Degree: Industrial Designer, increased demand 4%*

    *Projected national growth for 2016-2026, US Bureau of Labor Statistics

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