Auto Body & Paint

Program Overview

Students explore the details of collision repair, structural materials and technological advances, including the ins and outs of auto body construction, surface prep, dent repair, welding and cutting. Students will learn to replace or repair and paint damaged body panels and how to straighten the frame of cars twisted from the force of an accident. Students also learn the art of fabrication of restored vehicles including custom painting and airbrushing. This program is part of the national AutomotiveYES program that enables qualified students to work alongside master technicians during their senior year and earn a paycheck at the same time.

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What you will learn

  • Damage estimating 

  • Glass replacement 

  • Unibody/conventional frame repair

  • Sheet metal straightening/ replacement

  • Vehicle painting/detailing

Career Pathways

  • Automotive Refinishing Technician

  • Collision Repair Manager

  • Auto Body & Paint Technician 

  • Estimating Claims Adjuster 

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What else do I need to know?


Eastland Career Center
4465 S. Hamilton Road
Groveport, OH 43125

Program Length

This is a two-year program designed for juniors and seniors.

Frequently Asked Questions


Students that enroll in this program participate in the SkillsUSA career-technical student organization. SkillsUSA improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.

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Meet your instructor

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Vaughn Ammon