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Auto Collision Repair

Auto Collision Repair

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Highly trained and skilled technicians are at a premium in the Miami Valley and the Auto Collision Repair program at GCCC is designed to meet the industry’s needs. From body repair to repainting, attention to detail is key in this exciting, creative, and challenging career field. You gain experience repairing and painting project vehicles in the lab while learning all types of refinishing and repair. The program has also delved into restoration projects that include antique cars, beverage machines, gas pumps, utility vehicles, bicycles, etc.

What Am I Learning?

  • Sheet metal shaping on bodies and fenders
  • Welding
  • Painting
  • Design work
  • Airbrushing
  • Detailing
  • Plastic repair
  • Customer service skills
  • Glass replacement 
  • Shop management
  • Job estimating and pricing

Advanced Career Opportunities

  • Paint technician
  • Body technician
  • Glass installer
  • Sheet metal technician
  • Detailer

Industry Certifications & Credentials

  • S/P2 Safety Training Certificate
  • 3M Training Certificate
  • Snap-on Tool safety certificate
  • I-Car Intro to Collision Repair Series certificate
  • I-Car Level 1 in Collision Repair
  • I-Car Level 1 Refinishing Technician

College Connections

  • Clark State Community College
    • ($3000 Tech Prep Scholarship)
  • Sinclair Community College
    • ($3000 Tech Prep Scholarship)
  • Universal Technical Institute
  • Lincoln Technical Institute
  • University of Northwestern Ohio

Experiential & Work-based Learning

  • Work on special customer projects starting junior year
  • On-the-job placement opportunities during senior year
  • Career Technical Student Organization: SkillsUSA

OhioMeansJobs Salary Projections (Ohio Average Yearly Pay)

  • Automotive body and related repairer: $36,910 - $50,220
  • Painter: $36,910 - $50,340
  • Parts salesperson: $23,590 - $37,910
  • Insurance adjusters, examiners and investigator: $48,450 - $80,290

Contact Teacher

Contact Rick Burton at [email protected]
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