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Automotive Technology - Auto Body Repair (470603)

Certificate: Certificate in Applied Science, CAS


Florence-Darlington Technical College’s Auto Body Repair Certificate program helps prepare students with basic collision repair training. Graduates typically begin careers at regional OEM dealerships, franchised repair facilities, and independent body repair shops. Some of the position titles include tear down and repair technicians, painters, and estimate writers. The program offers training in the areas of industry safety, tooling and equipment, dent repair, basic MIG welding techniques, painting techniques, frame repair, structural repairs, detailing, and estimating. Classes and labs allow students to learn subjects related to panel repair and replacement, spray gun setup and techniques, welding, mechanical systems, and refinishing of the car.
This program is a one-year daytime certificate program for the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

• High School Diploma or GED

In the Real World

Automotive body repair technicians may work in various occupations. These occupation areas include collision estimating, body repairing, refinishing, and final detailing.

Career Placement

At FDTC, we believe that education deserves results - that’s why we want to watch our students succeed in the real world. Florence-Darlington Technical College works diligently to match students with relevant jobs in our community so that they can put their hard-earned education to work. We partner with successful alumni and local businesses to ensure our students get the best possible career upon graduation. Our Career Services Office offers a variety of services to help students succeed including: resume coaching, on-campus recruiting & career fairs, online job postings, professional development workshops, personality evaluations, internship placement assistance, and other online career building resources. We encourage all students to schedule a meeting with a Career Services Coach at (843) 661-8075 to explore their post-graduation opportunities. Find out about what Career Services can do for you. What does your future look like?

Learning Goals/Objectives

Graduates of the Auto Body Certificate will:
• Demonstrate knowledge of safety and environmental requirements in the transportation repair Industry.
• Perform various types of body substrate repair.
• Identify and perform paint materials application techniques.

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