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Auto Collision Repair/Refinishing

Auto Collision Repair/Refinishing

Associated Licensing Available - ASE Certification 

This is an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified Program by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).


​ The Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing program prepares students for entry level positions in the automotive body repair industry and related fields. Classroom and shop projects include a variety of techniques and processes for straightening metals with a frame machine, welding, working with fiberglass, plastics, and solvents. In addition, topics will include preparing surfaces with sanding, body filler, and glazing putty and finishing with primer/paint mixing and spraying. Instruction also includes evaluating damages and estimating costs.


Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing Level 1 requires two semesters and provides students with the opportunity to experience both collision repair and refinishing techniques. The structure of this program is based on the industry’s I-Car Education Curriculum, which includes feedback from industry partners to insure that students are receiving instruction tailored to fit current needs.


 Level 2, also two semesters, is designed to prepare students to enter the work force through intensive hands-on and classroom based learning.​


Jonathan Hill

Center of Applied Technology South 

211 Central Avenue, East

Edgewater, MD 20137

410-956-5900  Fax 410-956-5905