Auto Body and Paint

Auto Body and Paint

Prepare for a well-paying career in Auto Body work or Auto Painting. Why should you become an auto collision repair technician? Because your artistic side has often driven you to be creative, you like working with your hands. You’ve always had a flair and interest in form and color. And you have a love for cars. But, can you tie all these things together, follow your dream and make a living?

You will learn a variety of skills that will help you to excel in the Auto Body and Paint profession including:

  • The theory and practice of repair and painting of automobiles.
  • A strong understanding of Auto Body & Paint trade ethics
  • How to use hand and power tools
  • Knowledge of work safety procedures within the field
  • Explain through essay and orally each of the undercoat categories and demonstrate application to substrates
  • Make necessary computation of VOC?s and log these computations into BAAQMD acceptable standards
  • Disassemble, clean, test, and diagnose spray guns used under Sec. 8, Rule 45
  • Analyze and correct paint failures and problems
  • Solve problems and make decisions in life and work using critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, community resources, and civil engagement.
  • Use technology and written and oral communication to discover, develop, and relate critical ideas in multiple environments.

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. The information provided in the link(s) below describes the graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information regarding gainful employment for the latest completed academic year (as of July 1). Full-time status is defined as a student that enrolls in 12 units for both the fall and the spring semesters of a given academic year.

As long as there are people driving, there will be wrecks that need to be repaired.
According to the Automotive Service Association, collision repair is nearly a $30 billion a year industry. That translates into job security.

In this program you will train for jobs in Auto Body Repair & Painting as Automotive Body and Related Repairers, Auto Body Work, Auto Painter Automobile Painting, Automotive Body Repairer, Collision Repair Technician, Auto Body Repair and Car Body Repair.

Upon registering for a class in the Auto Body and Paint program, you will receive a list of required basic tools. You will be expected to provide tools that relate to the particular course in which you have enrolled. The purpose of this requirement is to assure that students graduating from the program who wish to enter the trade possess the necessary tools.

PPG Paint
Auto Body Association – East Bay

Arthur and Sons Auto Body Shop
Former COA Autobody Instructor
Accurate Autobody
Husteads Auto Body
Toyota of Berkeley Auto Body Shop
Avery Greene Honda