Auto Collision Technician

  • Students learn how to clean and buffer car exteriors in the garage.

  • This course is certified by
    New York State

    This course provides practical instruction in basic auto body repair and continues on to advanced techniques and technology. In the 2nd year, students will estimate repair costs on vehicles, perform the repairs for actual customers, and are expected to meet or surpass industry standards.

    This program integrates environment sustainability and current health issues into the curriculum through lessons on specific regulations for the control of hazardous air pollutants. Students will learn NYSDEC/EPA regulations regarding paints and equipment. New, more environmentally friendly paints and processes are also integrated into the curriculum.

    Students Will Learn How to:

    • Use auto body plastics
    • Work with specialized equipment and spray paints
    • Restore cars to their original condition
    • Customize (an increasingly popular part of the field)

    They Will Also Learn Techniques in:

    • Sheet metal straightening
    • Sheet metal alignment
    • Plastic repair
    • Painting and refinishing
    • Compounding and polishing
    • Diagnosing and measuring damage
    • Estimating repairs
  • Career Opportunities

    This 2-year course will prepare students for an entry-level position in the auto body industry. Graduates who enroll in college may pursue studies in automotive design, commercial art or engineering, and often use their skills to help pay expenses. Typical job titles in this field include Automotive Detailer, Insurance Adjuster, Masker/Helper, Repair Shop Owner, Shop Foreperson, Service Manager, Custom Spray Painter and Antique Car Restorer. 

    College Agreements
    Upon completion of this course, students may receive college credits subject to the entrance requirements of each institution and any additional criteria that may have been established. Current college agreements include:

    • SUNY Morrisville State
  • Auto Collision Tech

    Work Experience Opportunities
    Students who meet all eligibility requirements may participate in supervised, real-world, work-based learning offerings that include clinics, shadow days, internships or paid Co-Op experiences at workplace sites such as:

    • Castle Collision
    • Keri Coach Collision Center
    • Kidd Collision

     Auto Collision


  • Course available: Grades 11–12
    Course length: 2 years
    Placement: Regular
    Credits: Up to 4 CTE credits a year
    Admissions criteria: Strong gross and fine motor coordination and attention to detail.

    Earning high school credits: Students completing this 2-year course may receive up to 8 CTE credits OR distributed credits using either or both of the following:
     
    1.0 credit    Career and Financial Management
    1.0 credit    English

    This course is certified by
    New York State


Engineering Technologies

Barry Tech Guidance Office

  • Barry Tech Guidance Office

    Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    (516) 622-6812/6814