Auto Body Refinishing

Cars and trucks are a major investment, and skilled auto body repair technicians are in demand to repair and restore them.

Auto Body Refinishing is a one-year program which teaches students how to use the latest automotive refinishing equipment to paint complete vehicles or vehicle sections.

Students learn about materials, methods and technology while working on  vehicles in a state-of-the-art shop and classroom. They learn how to mix specific colors, detail vehicles and calculate finishing costs.

The Auto Body Refinishing program is certified by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation/Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (NATEF/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