Auto Body Refinishing

Use restoration techniques to prepare the surface of vehicle parts for finishing spray painting and detailing work. Learn in a professional shop environment.

The class focuses on academic, technical skills, and employability practices. Students will develop personal and professional skills in the classroom that will transfer to the workplace:

  • OSHA Regulations for safety precautions
  • Estimate labor costs for operations
  • Select and price parts for estimating
  • Use personal safety equipment
  • Prepare the surface to be refinished
  • Set up and operate pressure spray equipment
  • Prepare and apply basecoat, finish, and top coat
  • Recognize paint defects and correct the finish
  • Detail a vehicle

Class Benefits

  • 20-30 high school credits earned per year
  • Develop skills leading to a highly paid, high demand job

Earned Outside the Class

  • I-CAR inter Industry conference on Auto Collision Repair

Certifications Earned Within the Class

  • Class completion certificate

Job Opportunities Upon Completion

  • Entry level Prep Technician

Download 2-hour Course OutlineDownload 3-hour Course OutlineAbout the Instructor

Nathan Chukes, a graduate of Silicon Valley Career Technical Education, has returned to share his knowledge and skills with the students.  He is ASE Certified in Auto Refinishing.  Starting as a Prepper, he soon advanced to Apprenticeship painter, and upon completing his coursework became a Journeyman painter.  He has over 28 years of industry experience.

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