Auto Body Repair Class Information
Length of Course
1 Year (2nd Year Option)
Morning: 8:00 - 10:00 or 8:00 - 10:45 (depending on the high school)
Afternoon 12:00 - 2:00 or 12:00 - 2:45 (depending on the high school)
Main Areas of Focus
Power Tool Operation
Body & Frame Alignment
Hand Tool Maintenance
Bumping & Straightening
Hand Tool Operation
State of Michigan Curriculum Segments
Career and Employability Skills
Substrate Identification and Preparation
Undercoats and Corrosion Protection
Mixing and Applying Topcoat
Advance Color Mixing/Refinishing
Unique to Auto Body Repair
Lab work often occurs in physically uncomfortable positions in order to reach the damaged parts of vehicle bodies. The work requires physical stamina and strength. Students should be free from allergies to dust, paint, and fumes.
Auto Body Repair students have the opportunity for leadership, competition, and community service through membership in SkillsUSA.
High School Credit
Credit is earned at the local high schools when the course is completed. Students may be eligible to earn 4th year math-related credit, VPAA credit, and credit for an online learning experience. Check with your counselor for the number of credits your high school offers for this class.