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Program Overview

This course is designed to prepare the student for entry level positions in the Auto Body Repair Field. Students will be taught how to identify and describe the current types of body/frame construction; identify and describe the individual components of both conventional and unitized construction; evaluate vehicle damage through proper application of measuring and gauging equipment and sequencing techniques; identify and differentiate between the types of equipment available for making effective frame and underbody repairs; and return vehicle to pre-accident condition. Upon completion, students will have the knowledge to perform hands-on repairs in the areas of non-structural and structural repairs, MIG welding, plastics and adhesives, refinishing, and other related areas.

Employment Opportunities:

Upon completion, individuals should be able to apply for entry-level positions within the automotive collision repair industry.

Program Contacts:

David Hawks

Lead Instructor - Collision Repair

Workforce Certificate Courses

Fall Semester

AUT-3109 Auto Body Repair

Total credits needed to graduate: 164 Hours

Program Costs

Cost: $183 plus associated books, tools, and supplies

Virginia residents pay the same tuition rate as in-state students for Workforce, Technologies & Community Education (WTCE) certifications and courses.

Many grant and scholarship opportunities are available as well. Please complete the WTCE Scholarship and Financial Aid Form and a counselor will review your information to see if you are eligible for assistance.

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