Auto Body Repair – Paint & Refinishing is a two year program providing instruction in all phases of automotive refinishing and non-structural repair.
In the 2016-2017 year, students will cover the basics of paint and refinishing. Students will work with spray guns and related equipment while in the spray booth and mixing room. They will also learn how to identify paint defects, along with their causes and how to correct them. Color theory and application will also be covered in addition to detailing and cleanup. During the school year, students will work on repair panels along with a year-long fender project that will address all the topics covered throughout the course.
In the 2017-18 year, students will learn the fundamentals of non-structural repair. During the course, students will receive hands on training on both steel and plastic exterior panel repair and replacement. The curriculum will focus on the proper disassembly and reassembly of motor vehicles. Students will learn how to deal with moveable glass and hardware and trim removal and replacement. Students will also learn concepts in the use of plastics and adhesives in the repair procedure.
During the year, students will also be working on shop projects and some customer vehicles. In the final semester, with instructor permission, students may be allowed to bring in a vehicle for repair.
NATEF/ASE Student Certification Program
OSHA 10 hour General Industry Course
SP/2 Safety Program
College Credit Opportunities:
Dual Enrollment with: Northern Maine Community College
Articulation Agreement with: New England Institute of Technology (NEIT)