Instructions cover technical skills needed by individuals to enter the workforce as entry-level automotive body technician. Classroom and Lab instructions are effectively coordinated to give the student the skills needed to repair a damaged vehicle as an auto body technician.
Safety and maintenance
Tools and equipment training
Auto body welding process
Alignment and structural repair
Sheet metal repair
SMC and composite repair
Basic body repair
Plastic panel replacement
Students will also be introduced to:
Basic sheet metal straightening
Body filler and glazes
Epoxy and urethane primer coats
Base coating, pearl coating, and top coating
2K clear coating
Buffing and polishing top coats
Entry Level Employment Opportunities:
Individual shops specializing in auto body repairs and painting
Automotive and truck dealers
Trucking and automobile rental companies
Motor vehicle manufacturers
* Instruction subject to change, as determined by FTC.
Darren Sill has been in the auto body industry since 1981; he started at Covey & Poe auto body shop in 1985. Darren brings over 34 years of auto body experience to the 4 state area. He has worked at Steve’s Frame and Body and R & S Chevrolet. Darren also owned his own business for 6 years. Darren is a family man, he has 3 daughters and 1 stepson 2 grandkids and 1 step grandchild. Darren currently works at Covey & Poe during the day and teaches the auto body night class at Franklin Technology Center.
Darren’s hobbies are working on cars and spending time with his family.
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**tuition and fees for 2020-2021 are estimates only and are subject to change**
A NON-REFUNDABLE Application Fee of $50 is required prior to acceptance into program.