An auto body repair technician works with their hands, has variety in their day-to-day tasks and sees their work take shape before their eyes. They are also in high demand as manufacturers continue to develop vehicles using new materials and methods that demand cutting-edge repair techniques, tools and materials. Courses provide technical training on the practical skills used by entry-level auto body repairers: welding, refinishing, metalworking and body repair. While in the program, you will have numerous opportunities to perfect your craftsmanship in our state-of-the-art auto body repair shop and develop a strong foundational understanding of the technologies and techniques used in the field. You will also learn how to assess vehicle damage, develop repair estimates using proper etiquette, work with common industry software and learn the fundamentals behind shop operation. These are all important skills for graduates to succeed in the auto body and collision damage repair trade and thrive in this high demand industry. Arrangements will be made for graduates of this program to write the level one apprenticeship exemption exam, rewarding them one year's credit toward their three-year apprenticeship schooling.