Auto Body I & II Course Description

Auto Body Collision & Refinishing

This is a one-year course for a student in his/her junior or senior year of high school. The course is taught in modules. In the first module, Auto Body Collision, the student will learn entry-level collision theories and repairs. This will include dent repair, vehicle frame [theory, measuring, set-up, and pulling], welding, theory and procedures up to the primer stage. The second module is Auto-Refinishing. The student will learn entry-level refinishing theories and procedures [wet sanding, taping, prepping], paint mixing, spray gun maintenance, and techniques.

Auto Body Exploration

Auto Body Exploration introduces the student in his/her junior or senior year of high school to a one-year entry-level course in the Auto Body field. This course will be divided into 5 and 10 week modules allowing students to enter at any time during the course. The students will be exposed to theories and tasks in areas such as safety, vehicle and parts identification, parts counter person, general/specialty hand tools, power hand tools and equipment, window tinting, pin striping, and detailing.


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Career Opportunities:

  • Auto Body Repairperson
  • Auto Body Painter
  • Body Shop Manager
  • Estimate Writer
  • Insurance Adjustor
  • Material Supplies Person
  • Service Representative
  • Shop Foreman
  • Post Secondary Education
    • Apprentice Programs
    • College/Technical School
    • Military


Units of Study:

  • Panel/Structure Repair
  • Glass & Parts Replacement
  • Frame Design
  • Welding
  • Use of Filler Material
  • Estimating
  • Frame Damage & Repair
  • Preparation & Refinishing
  • Custom & Spray Painting
  • Power Equipment
  • Use of Hand Tools
  • Safety
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Quick Reference Guide: Automotive Trades: Auto Body

Approved for Technical Endorsement on Regents Diploma Yes
Credits for Two Year Program 8 units for two years, 4 units for one year
Integrated Academic Credits English - 1 credit over 2 years
Specialized Academic Credits None
National Competency Exam NOCTI - Auto Body
Work Based Learning Experience Local internships
Articulations SUNY Rockland, Alfred State-SUNY College of Technology, Morrisville State College, Wyotech
Prerequisite General academic
Pull-Out Academics Available  MST