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1 or 2 Year Program
Fine Arts Credit may be awarded at your high school
Graduate from high school with employability skills related to your educational and career goals
Fix up your car? Want to learn to paint, to make your vehicle look great? This introductory program provides students with a one-year basic entry-level class that will help develop skill in collision repair and refinishing. The curriculum includes: OSHA industrial safety, safe use of autobody hand tools and equipment, vehicle construction, characteristics and theory of basic metal working, preparation and application of automotive refinishing materials, body repairs, replacement of body parts and custom painting graphics introduction.
Trick my ride? This second year (instructor approval) advanced class has a lot more emphasis on major collision repairs and the autobody refinishing process. In addition students that meet class requirements are given the opportunity to participate in the I-Car Gold Program, which recognizes collision industry professionals for achieving a high level of technical training and demonstrating professionalism and dedication to complete and make safe repairs. Students graduating from this program are able to apply for currently available jobs and also to pursue further education toward autobody work or related industrial processes. The curriculum includes measuring vehicle damage, replacing structural parts, welding and cutting steel, frame and uni-body straightening, electrical repairs, mechanical repairs, painting and refinishing fundamentals, color matching and blending, troubleshooting painting refinishing problems and graphics and custom painting.
Career Paths: Auto Body Restoration and Refinishing, Detailing, Self-employment
3 high school credits each year and college credits while still in high school
- 2 Articulation Agreements (Northern Maine Community College)
- 2 Dual Enrollment Agreements (Northern Maine Community Colllege)
- 3 National/State Certifications/Licenses
For a complete list of the Program of Studies Agreements, please click here.
Colleges and post-secondary programs affiliated with this program include, but are not limited to the following:
- Northern Maine Community College
Pre-requisite Academic Courses:
- Algebra 1
- Ability to read, comprehend, & write at a high school level
This course meets Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, and Fri from 8:30 am to 1:45 pm.
This course is held at United Technologies Center .
Course ID: AUB