• 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 topcoat
    • 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

    About 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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