Students in Auto Body Repair and Painting learn industry-standard skills and knowledge through hands-on projects and experiences. Students work with many types of cars and machinery in the fields of auto-body repair and painting. Students who complete the Auto-body Repair and Painting program graduate high school with a competitive advantage by integrating industry standard skills with rigorous academic curriculum.
We want our students to be ready for whatever comes after high school. CTEC’s Auto Body Repair and Painting students work with state-of-the-art power tools and equipment to learn the skills necessary to succeed in the auto industry. Our students learn aspects of estimating, replacing components, aligning components, shaping and reshaping and painting/finishing repaired vehicles. Our students are ready to start their careers with the following industry-relevant skills and knowledge:
- Safe and positive work habits
- An understanding of structural analysis
- Write, read, and understand an estimate repair plan
- An understanding of automotive systems, SRS/ABS
- Repair, prepping and refinishing of collision-damaged vehicles
- Certifications from I-Car, CCC Estimated, and PPG Paint
Students in Auto Body Repair and Painting learn contextualized Math and English, including dual credit from Clackamas Community College. Students receive coaching and resources to explore career options they may want to pursue directly out of the program or with continued education. Coupled with the experiences they have throughout this program, they graduate with a plan and the ability to adjust the plan throughout their career. With a foundation of industry-standard skills, Math and English training, and the ability to interact with technical equipment, our students are ready to pursue their dreams and goals.