Auto Body Repair


If you’ve dreamed of starting your own business restoring damaged vehicles or customizing cars and trucks, come to Tech where you’ll develop skills to use auto body plastics, specialized tools, and spray painting. Develop your mechanical ability, business skills and individual technique that will get you ahead in business.

Work EnvironmentCourse OutlineStudent Supplies
Auto body shops are noisy and dusty by nature where strict safety rules must be followed for welding, metal straightening, painting and replacing auto glass. Protective goggles, work shoes, ear protection, masks and work clothing are required.
  • Paint mixing, Color matching
  • Shop and Field Safety Procedures
  • Power Tools
  • Frame Straightening/Unibody Repair & Terminology
  • Auto Body Plastics and Fiberglass
  • Compounding and Polishing
  • Hand Tools
  • MIG Welding and Equipment
  • Metal Stretching & Shrinking
  • Painting-Spot Repair and Overall Refinishing
  • Glass Replacement
  • Estimating
  • Automotive Detailing
1. Dark blue work shirt/work pants
2. Work shoes (hard-soled)
3. Safety glasses
4. Disposable paint respirator

CTE Endorsement

Students must successfully meet the academic and attendance criteria for a two-year Wilson Tech Certificate of Completion, be High School diploma eligible, and pass the following national certification exam: National Occupational Competency Testing Exam (NOCTI) exam in Collision Repair and Assessment & Automobile Service Excellence Student Certification

About the instructor

Stephen Rizzuto graduated from Wilson Tech’s Automotive Technology program and then worked for 20 years in the automotive industry including Sayville Ford and Massapequa Lexus dealerships. He earned a bachelor’s degree from NY Institute of Technology in occupational education.