• Course Description

    Offers a curriculum focused on the repair and appearance of the interior and exterior of vehicles. Students learn how to assess, estimate, and repair using modern welding, sanding, masking and painting techniques using the same advanced equipment found in professional auto collision repair companies.

  • Prerequisites at the Time of Junior Year Enrollment

    Minimum of 7 core credits (1.5 must be English), on track to graduate

  • Credits & Certifications Offered 

    High School Credit
    • 3 CTE Year One
    • 3 CTE Year Two

    College Credit

    • Ranken Technical College & State Technical College - College credit opportunities exist through credit for prior learning or credit by assessment.

    Certifications

    • Automobile Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification in Nonstructural/Paint & Refinishing
    • S/P2 Safety Certification
     
    *College credit and certification are not guaranteed. Their attainment is dependent on student performance in both the course and on external industry assessments. All certifications are through external agencies and the accommodations permitted will vary from assessment to assessment. Additionally, students must participate in the full two years of the program to be potentially eligible for all certifications listed.
  • How Will My Time Be Spent? 

    Program Year Classroom Time Lab Time
    CTE Year One 26%-50% 26%-50%
    CTE Year Two 25% or less 76% or more
  • Tech is Real World Learning

    Students in this program learn through the use of a variety of industry grade tools and equipment and texts. Their real world labs also require uniforms and personal protective equipment.

    Tools & Equipment

    • Personal protective equipment
    • Hand tools
    • Power tools
    • Various chemicals and compounds
    • Abrasives
    • Welding and cutting equipment
    • Various plastics
    • Adhesives
    • Sprayers and paints
    • Computers

    Academic Materials

    • Auto Body Repair Technology - a college level text
    • I-CAR Professional Development Program Education
    • S/P2 Safety Training

    Uniform Requirements

    • Work boots, work pants or jeans, and a tan work shirt
    • Safety glasses must be worn at all times in the lab space
     
  • Essential Skills Needed for Success

    Students learn the entry level skills necessary to prepare for post-secondary education and the highly competitive world of work. Traditionally, successful students have mastered the processing and/or physical skills listed below prior to enrollment. 

    Core Essential Skills

    • Understand and use basic math computations; including percentages, fractions, decimals, rulers and standard units of measurement

    • Have a basic working knowledge of hand and power tools

    • Have an awareness of personal safety in the shop, adhere to safety procedures and assume personal responsibility 

    • Respecting the importance of accuracy as it relates to mechanisms of a vehicle

    • Follow and complete multi-step directions

    • Make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects

    • Tolerate working in an environment that includes high places, small spaces, loud noises, smells, extreme temperatures, and dirty environments

    • Able to climb, lift, and carry objects of 50 pounds or more

    • Able to stand over or lie under vehicles for extended periods of time

  • Jason Buchheit Jason Buchheit
    Auto Body
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    Mr. Jason Buchheit began working as the Auto Body Instructor at North Tech High School in 2016. After graduating from Perryville High School in 2000, Mr. Buchheit furthered his education, in Auto Collision, at Universal Technical Institute in Houston Texas. Jason has a Certification in Auto Collision and is also I-Car Certified in Aluminum and Steel Welding. Prior to joining the North Tech Team, Jason taught Auto Collision Repair at Cape Career.