Auto Body Repair

auto-body-logoAUTO BODY REPAIR I Course No. 8676

AUTO BODY REPAIR II Course No. 8677

acecolorhswebvsOffered at the Advanced Career Education (ACE) Center at Highland Springs and The Academy at Virginia Randolph

2 years, 6 credits

State Course Title: Auto Body Technology I – Collision Repair

State Course Title: Auto Body Technology II – Painting and Refinishing

This course provides training in all phases of automotive body repair. This first-year course stresses techniques and methods used in repairing the many types of minor damage to automobiles and trucks including the skills involved in the safe use of hand tools, power tools, welding equipment and refinishing equipment.

The second year of this course provides additional experiences in the repair of major types of damage. Second- year students evaluate damage to vehicles, calculate material and labor costs, and complete more complicated repairs to assigned vehicles. Students are more involved with custom paint work and with the finished product.

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ASE_certifiedStudents have the opportunity to become ASE certified in one or all of these areas after passing each certification test:

  • Painting & Refinishing
  • Non-Structural Analysis & Damage Repair
  • Structural Analysis & Damage Repair
  • Mechanical & Electrical Components

 ASE student registration fee is $36 and each test is $33 but is paid for by Henrico County Public Schools

For questions please click here to email the Pre-Engineering and Industrial Careers, Agricultural Education, and JROTC Specialist or visit their page here.

The median annual wage for automotive body and related repairers was $38,380 in May 2012. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $22,530, and the top 10 percent earned more than $65,390.

The median annual wage for automotive glass installers and repairers was $32,650 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $20,590, and the top 10 percent earned more than $47,730.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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