This 348-hour (AM) or 522-hour (PM) NATEF-approved, one-year course is designed to inform and instruct students in the basics of auto body repair. Instruction includes theory and techniques related to the process of welding, metal straightening and panel/body alignment on a variety of auto body industry materials including metal, glass and plastic. Students will learn effective customer relations and sales in multiple settings. Estimating damage and repair costs and procedures are key components in this course. The student will be prepared for entry-level employment in the auto body repair industry as an auto body repair technician. 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:
Robert McTaggart has more than 41 years of industry experience in the Auto Body field. He has worked as a Technician, Assistant Manager, and an Estimator. He has ASE Certifications in structural and non-structural repair.