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Auto Body Technology

Program Description

Do you have a passion for cars and a desire to understand their inner workings? Are you intrigued by the transformation of a damaged vehicle into a masterpiece that looks and runs like new? If you're looking for a career that combines technical skills, problem-solving, and creativity, our Auto Body Technology program is the perfect fit for you.

At Tri-County Career Center, we understand that a career in auto body repair and refinishing is not just about fixing cars - it's about restoring a vehicle's performance and appearance to its prime. It's about the satisfaction of seeing a car, damaged and worn, returned to its former glory. It's about the thrill of knowing that your hands and your skills have made that transformation possible.

Our program is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to excel in this dynamic field. With a blend of theoretical learning and hands-on training, you'll learn to repair and refinish a variety of vehicles, dealing with components made of metal, glass, fiberglass, and plastic.

Possible 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
  • Virtual Spray Booth
  • Alignment of doors, hoods and decks
  • Estimating
  • Uni-body panel replacement
  • Metal shrinking and stretching
  • Custom painting

Further Educational Opportunities

  • Advanced technical training and specialized certification
  • Apprenticeship placement
  • Associate’s degree in collision repair and auto refinishing



Edwin Ringhiser