The automotive industry remains among the fastest growing business sectors in the United States. Because automobiles are the main means of transportation for most U.S. residents, repair and maintenance of cars and trucks is a necessity. Automotive related occupations will continue to grow, requiring highly skilled, technical training to keep pace with the industry. The SCCTC Transportation Systems curriculum focuses on developing these technical skills - and then applying them to real-workplace scenarios - helping our graduates gain the experience they need to secure high paying jobs upon graduation, or seamlessly transition into higher education classes.
This two-year instructional course familiarizes students with the operation and application of the various resources used in a body shop. This program covers a full range of topics, from general shop safety and electrical repairs to fixing suspension system components and frame straightening.
Virtual Open House
Information about our programs and our virtual open house can be found at https://mypath.scctc.org/
Learning through hands-on applications, students work in our state-of-the-art auto body lab and high-end paint booth, which is regarded as one of the best in Clark County. In these working environments, students work to repair the exterior of automobiles that have been in collisions. They learn to align and repaint the vehicles to make them look like new. This broad-based course also introduces students to the financial side of body shop operations. Internships, mentoring, job shadowing, and apprenticeships are all available through this program.
Experience and Skills Gained
- General shop safety
- Automotive electrical systems
- Suspension systems
- Automotive detailing
- Paint booth operations
- Frame straightening
- Sanding and refinishing
- Estimating repairs
Opportunities After Graduation
Students may earn college credits at the Nashville Auto-Diesel College, Wyoming Tech, Lincoln Tech, and Universal Technical Institute for successfully completing the Auto Body Collision Repair Program.
A Few of the Career Opportunities
- Auto Body Spray Painter
- Body and Fender Repair Person
- Body Shop Estimator
- Industrial Metal Finisher
- Insurance Appraiser
College Scholarship Opportunities
$3,000 scholarships are available from Clark State Community College and Sinclair Community College to qualified students.
Credentials/ Certifications - ODE Value
ICAR ProLevel 1 Refinishing Technician - 12 Points
CPR First Aid - 1 Point
OSHA 10 hour training - 1 Point
Clark State Community College - Sem. Hrs.
ITS 1105 Computer Concepts and Software Applications - 3 Credits
Sinclair Community College - Sem. Hrs.
AUT 1100 Consumer Automotive - 2 Credits
Students will have the opportunity to earn credentials and college credits based on final program grades and /or test scores.
All credentials and college credits are current as of the posting of this website, but are subject to change.