Automotive Collision

Instructor: Mr. Todd Kieffer
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Students in the Auto Body Program learn the various techniques of painting and refinishing the "body" of a vehicle. The students learn to change panels and parts, repair dents, water sand, and mix and spray various paints. Emphasis is placed on problem solving, creativity, and teamwork. Instruction in brazing, soldering and MIG welding practices are stressed. Students develop skills in the preparation of surfaces to be painted, matching and mixing paint, and spraying techniques.

In addition, students install trim and glass, use gauges necessary for frame straightening, and estimate repair services.

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Interests   Skills

If you have the following interests, then this program may be for you:

  1. solve problems involving mechanical things
  2. take pride in doing a job right the first time
  3. working with many different tools
  4. working with your hands
  5. learning how engines and other mechanical things work
  6. working as a member of a team

If you have the following skills, then this program may be for you:

  1. to accept responsibility for the work you do
  2. detect differences in different textures through sight and touch
  3. compute basic math problems
  4. lift up to 50 pounds
  5. stand, stoop, bend, crouch, and reach while working
  6. work with your hands in placing and turning motions
  7. move hands easily and skillfully
  8. coordinate your eyes and hands or fingers rapidly and accurately
  9. extend your hands and arms in any direction
  10. withstand fumes, odors, and dust
  11. perform a variety of duties
  12. change from one task to another with efficiency
Industry Certification   Uniform Requirements
Automotive Youth Educaton Systems (AYES)
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
  • Work Coveralls
  • Leather Work Shoes
  • Paint Respirator
  • Safety glasses (provided)
Career Potential Upon Completion of the Program   Career Potential with further Education and Training
  • Auto Body Repairer
  • Auto Body Customizer
  • Automotive Painter Helper
  • Auto Body Shop Owner
  • Body Shop Foreman
  • Automotive Insurance Adjuster
Career Technical Student Organization   Post-secondary Options
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Nondiscrimination Policy The Greene County Career & Technology Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or ages in its programs or activities. Career and Technical Education program offerings include: Automotive Collision and Body Repair, Automotive Technology, Building and Construction Occupations, Computer Networking Technology, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Electrical Occupations, Emergency and Protective Services, Health Assistant, Precision Machining, Welding and Licensed Practical Nursing (adults only). Admission to the programs depends upon availability and class size and sending school districts criteria. Inquires may be directed to the Greene County Career and Technology’s Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504 Coordinator at 60 Zimmerman Drive, Waynesburg, PA or call 724-627-3106.