Auto Body Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology

Auto Body Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology is a
two-year program in which students learn about ever-changing materials, methods, and technology in this high-paying industry. Students explore career opportunities as well as participate in a work based learning experience at various local collision repair centers.

Refinishing – Year One

Students learn how to repair and refinish today’s vehicles and return them to pre-accident condition. They use single-stage paint, base coat clear coat as well as three stage pearl finishes. From preparering for paint to spraying paint and adding the final details, students learn what is needed to get cars looking good again. Students also work towards obtaining an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification.

Collision Repair – Year Two

Students repair damaged vehicles back to pre-accident condition. They learn the proper way to repair vehicles per the manufacturer’s recommendations. Students perform high-tech welding methods such as MIG and STRSW as well as Nitrogen plastic welding. Additionally, students will create damage appraisals, calculate repair costs and establish estimates. Students can work towards obtaining an Automotive Service Excellence
(ASE) certification.

The program is accredited by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

Who is eligible to attend?

Typically juniors and seniors from our 24 component school districts who are interested in career training as part of their high school experience are eligible to enroll.

How do I enroll?

The first step is to meet with your home school guidance counselor to learn how Career & Technical Education can benefit your career path. Your counselor can then help you arrange a tour of our Albany (Colonie) or Schoharie campuses, or the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen. They can also help you begin the enrollment process.

Where can I learn more?

Send an email indicating your interest to or call 518-862-4816. Read more about our school