Auto Body Collision Repair

Formal training in Auto Body Technology is highly desirable because advances in technology in recent years have greatly changed the structure, components, and even materials used in automobiles. Our program is designed to provide the latest in practical, hands-on coursework driving by current industry standards and the basic skills required for employment in the auto body industry. All phases of auto collision damage, repair, replacement and repainting will be covered. Some techniques include welding, masking, sanding, painting and uni-body frame straightening.

Duration

Students may enroll in the Auto Body Collision Repair Program for two years beginning in their junior year. No prerequisites are required for this program.  Six to twelve high school credits may be earned by participating in the class.

Dual Credits

Students enrolled in Auto Body Collision Repair may be eligible to apply for the following dual credits over the course of their 2 years of instruction:

1st Year Students 

  • Ivy Tech AUBR101 Body Repair I – 3 credits

  • Vincennes University Body100 Non-Structural Analysis & Damage Repair – 3 credits

  • Vincennes University Body100L Non-Structural Analysis & Damage Repair Lab - 4 credits

 

2nd Year Students

  • Ivy Tech AUBR103 Automotive Paint Fundamentals – 3 credits

  • Vincennes University Body150 Painting & Refinishing – 3 credits

  • Vincennes University Body150L Painting & Refinishing Lab – 4 credits

Enrollment

Students need to contact their Guidance Counselor for an application.

Fees

  • Shop Shirt $20

  • Air Purifying Respirator $25 

  • Students will pay for material/supplies used for personal projects.

Contact

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Tel: 260-349-0250

Toll Free: 888-349-0250

1607 Dowling Street

Kendallville, IN 46755