Two boys and a girl standing in automotive lab showing the hood of a car that is being repaired and painted.

Auto Body Repair

Develop technical competencies and gain experience and active learning in all aspects of automobile and light truck body repair service. From welding to painting, the end result leads to certification in a highly rewarding career. 


PDF DocumentAuto Body Repair Summary Sheet

CORE SKILLS

  • Proper use of hand/power tools
  • Industry safety procedures
  • MIG welding
  • Painting preparation and application
  • Repair and refinishing procedures
  • Teamwork/employability
  • Communication skills

FUTURE CAREER OPTIONS

  • Auto repair technician
  • Auto refinishing technician
  • Shop manager
  • Parts specialist
  • Insurance adjuster

CERTIFICATIONS and ACADEMIC CREDIT

  • English and/or math credit
  • MI unitized body structural repair
  • Visual Performing Applied Arts credit
  • Post-secondary articulated credit
  • ASE student certifications
  • PASSES Edge workplace safety certificate

SETTING STUDENTS UP FOR SUCCESS

Making connections with guest speakers, field trips, and taking advantage of job shadows, co-op and work experiences gives students real experiences in the field of auto body repair.

LEADERSHIP and SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Club participation, competition and leadership can occur with Skills USA, National Technical Honor Society and Student Council.