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Collision Repair and Auto Body Technology


Max Gross

Olean Center

David Calhoun

Belmont Center

Ed Arnold

Ellicottville Center

Collision Repair/Auto Body covers all aspects of collision repair and finish work on vehicles. In the shop setting, students experience the methods of complete auto collision repair and working on damaged vehicles. They also learn several methods of custom design finish work and accurate estimating procedures. Our Collision Repair Shops are state-of-the-art and are evolving from solvent based paint to the latest environmentally friendly technology of low emission, water borne paint with down draft paint booths. Students learn automotive structure, become familiar with the tools used in collision repair, and master a variety of repair techniques. The class gives students a solid foundation, and the required certification, for entry level work in the collision field or for further study in this growing industry.

  • A student sanding
  • A student working on an engine
  • A student using a torch
  • A student sanding paint off a car

Things You Get To Do

  • Authentic repair practices by working on damaged vehicles
  • Frame straightening and repair
  • Refurbishing and refinishing multiple surfaces
  • Demonstration from Airbrushing Artists

Where It Can Lead

  • Collision Repair Technician
  • Insurance Adjuster
  • Auto Glass Installer/ Repairer
  • Auto Parts Salesperson
  • New and Used Car Detailer
  • Airbrush specialist

What You Can Earn

  • New York State Technical Endorsement on High School Diploma
  • I-CAR Certification
  • OSHA Certification

Go To College With Credits

  • Alfred State College
  • Erie Community College
  • Ohio Technical College
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • SUNY Morrisville
  • Universal Technical Institute

Where It's Held

Skills Learned in Class