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15676 State Route 691, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764  |  740.753.3511  |  800.637.6508
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Auto Body Technology

Auto Body Technology
Vehicle art and paint spraying
  • Assess, estimate, repair, and replace the exterior of a wide range of vehicle types
  • Design, paint, and refinish vehicle surfaces using modern welding, sanding, masking, and creative airbrushing techniques
  • Utilize professional techniques of metal and adhesive repair
Program Description
Auto Body repair and refinishing on today’s high-tech automobiles is a challenging and rewarding career. In Auto Body Technology, students learn to repair and refinish damaged vehicle bodies consisting of metal, glass, fiberglass and plastic components. Students are instructed in the following areas: mechanical and electrical components, structural and non-structural damage repair and analysis, and plastics and adhesives; and paint and refinishing systems. Students have the opportunity to participate in Skills/USA.
Areas of Study:
  • Various types and methods of welding
  • Basic frame straightening
  • Fiberglass repair
  • Spray painting and color matching
  • Vehicle cleaning, polishing and detailing
  • Trim replacement
  • Body seam leading and filling
  • Alignment of doors, hoods and decks
  • Estimating
  • Uni-body panel replacement
  • Metal shrinking and stretching
  • Custom painting
Helpful Background:
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Mathematics
Further Educational Opportunities:
  • Advanced technical training and specialized certification
  • Apprenticeship placement
  • Associate’s degree in collision repair and auto refinishing
  • Articulation program with Nashville Auto College
Program Accomplishments:
This program has produced many regional and state champions in the SkillsUSA contests. State champions earn the right to represent all of Ohio at the national contest in Kansas City, Mo.
Instructor Information
Instructor - Ed Ringhiser
740.753.3511 ext. 4408
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15676 State Route 691, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
740.753.3511  |  800.637.6508
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15676 State Route 691, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764 | 740.753.3511 | 800.637.6508