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Capital Region Career & Technical School

Auto Body Collision Repair

Auto repairRepairing, restoring and customizing cars, trucks and other vehicles requires education, experience, skill and talent. Auto Body Collision Repair is a one-year program in which students learn about ever-changing materials, methods and technology while working on late-model cars and donated vehicles in a state-of-the-art shop and classroom. The program prepares students for futher education or careers as an auto body repairer or restorer, auto dismantler, frame technician, shop manager, used car reconditioner, equipment salesperson, damage appraiser, glass technician or another related field.

Fast Facts

Information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Job Projections: 8 percent annual growth in new jobs through 2016
  • Median U.S. Salary: $40,379 (in 2016)
  • Education requirements: Most employers prefer to hire repairers who have completed a formal training program in automotive body repair or refinishing. Many new repairers begin work without formal training. Industry certification is becoming increasingly important.

Video: take a video view into our auto body class

How Capital Region BOCES CTE can get you thereAutobody students sand a car

Auto Body Collision Repair students learn how to replace panels and glass, and weld, straighten and repair panels and vehicle structures. Chief E-Z liner straightening equipment and Motor E-Frame electronic measurement data are used, and students also learn from guest speakers who are experts in the field.

Click here for units of study.

College articulation agreements

  • SUNY Alfred



Teacher: Chris Shader  (Learn more about him by following the lin).

Integration teachers: Anne-Marie Sheehan (English) and Linda Garbellano (Science) (Learn more about them by following the links).

Guidance couselor: Nina Farrell (email Nina)




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