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Auto Body Technology

Rick Estes
P: (315) 253-0361 ext. 5619

For additional information contact your high school guidance counselor.

The Auto Body Program will prepare students for employment in the automotive body repair field. It focuses on training in the repair and/or replacement of damaged metal and glass in vehicles. While learning these skills, students will get hands-on experience in straightening bent frames, removing dents, welding torn metal, replacing parts and refinishing.

Basic Refinishing:

  • Spray Guns & Spray Booth Maintenance
  • Compressors—Air Supply Equipment
  • Surface Preparations
  • Surface Refinishing
  • Paint Touch-ups
  • Paint Identification & Color Matching

Welding & Cutting:

  • Oxy-acetylene Equipment Operation
  • Plasma Cutting
  • Welding Procedures & Techniques
  • Welding Supplies & Materials
  • MIG Welding
  • Spot Welding

Body Construction

  • Tools & Equipment
  • Body Shop Safety & Customer Liability
  • Body on Frame & Unibody/Damage Analysis and Repair

Applied Body Repairs

  • Metal Straightening & Fabrication
  • Panel Replacement
  • Plastic & Fiberglass Repair
  • Auto Glass Replacement

Shop Management

  • Procurement of Supplies & Parts
  • Equipment & Tool Management
  • Damage Estimating
  • Employee & Work Scheduling


All second-year students will complete a Career and Technical Education Portfolio that exhibits necessary elements for CTE Endorsement and demonstrates competencies in Auto Body

Internship Experiences

Students can participate in an internship experience where they will apply their knowledge while working with professionals in authentic career settings. Students will have an opportunity to dialog with practitioners via guest presentations while developing professional insights and future educational plans.


Articulation Agreements/College Credit

  • Ohio Technical College
  • SUNY Alfred State
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Cayuga Online-Cayuga Community College
  • Integrated Math Credit

With BOCES training:

  • Body Helper
  • Paint Preparer
  • Auto Detailer
  • Paint Technician
  • Body Technician

With additional training:

  • Frame & Auto Body Specialist
  • Body Shop Supply Store / Customer Service Representative
  • Field Representative for Automotive Paint Company
  • Shop Estimator
  • Shop Owner
  • Automobile Insurance Claim Adjuster
  • Auto Body Computer Program Designer





Brian K. Hartwell, Ed.D.
District Superintendent of Schools

1879 West Genesee Street Rd.
Auburn, NY 13021
Phone: (315) 253-0361

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