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Auto Body Repair (ABR)

(Sparks Campus)

Program Description:

The Autobody Repair program is designed to prepare students to be skilled technicians with the latest techniques and practices used in automotive repair. The curriculum is designed to give the students a broad understanding of the profession, which includes refinishing automobiles, panel repair or replacement, structural repair, glass, trim, and collision damage estimating.

Career Opportunities:

Employment of automotive body repairers is expected to grow by 1 percent over the 2008-18 decade. The number of vehicles on the road is expected to continue increasing over the next decade. This will lead to overall growth in the demand for collision repair services. The increasing role of technology in vehicles also will mean new opportunities for workers with expertise or training in repairing particular makes and models of cars or working with specific materials.

Skills Needed:

A high school diploma or GED is often all that is required to enter this occupation, but more specific education and training is needed to learn how to repair newer automobiles. Collision repair programs may be offered in high school or in postsecondary vocational schools and community colleges. Courses in electronics, physics, chemistry, English, computers, and mathematics provide a good background for a career as an automotive body repairer. Training programs combine classroom instruction and hands-on practice.

Expected Earnings/Salary:

Automotive Body and Related Repairers

CATALOG INFORMATION (Course Requirements)(pdf)

Gainful Employment Information

Short Certificate

Contact Information

Mr. Dwight Baker
Auto Body and Repair Instructor
334-687-3543x4220 - Eufaula