Auto Body Repair Class Information

Length of Course

1 Year (2nd Year Option)

Sessions Offered

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
Welding
Parts Replacement
Hand Tool Maintenance
Bumping & Straightening
Painting
Estimating
Hand Tool Operation

State of Michigan Curriculum Segments

Collision Orientation
Career and Employability Skills
Safety
Substrate Identification and Preparation
Refinishing Equipment
Undercoats and Corrosion Protection
Mixing and Applying Topcoat
Final Detailing
Advance Color Mixing/Refinishing
Paint Problems/Defects
Damage Analysis/Estimating
Refinishing Certifications

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.

Student Leadership

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.