Automotive Refinishing/Collision

Auto Refinishing and Collision allows students to analyze and repair structural and non-structural vehicle damage. This course also covers: mechanical and electrical repair, plastics and adhesives, refinishing techniques and procedures, and management/operation of a privately owned business.


Glass Repair and Replacement Technician, Auto Body Repair Technician, Detailling, Auto Insurance Appraiser/Adjuster, Auto Body Shop manager, and Auto Body Shop Estimator.

What We Do

Customer vehicles are the projects used in the class. A welding enrichment course is included in the curriculum. In addition, students are introduced to automotive electrical systems.

Program Instructor

Anthony Fairbanks

Anthony grew up and still lives in Springfield, VT. He attended Springfield High School. After high school studied Automotive Collision and Refinishing and Service Management at Wyotech, in Pennsylvania. Later he attended Johnson State College and received a B.A. in Business. When he is not at school, Anthony enjoys working on computers and spends time working on home improvement projects.


Rob Hutchins









 Ryan Eastman, Class of 2014

I attended Stafford for my passion of working on cars. It helped put me a step ahead, when I began my career at a body shop. Some of my best memories were competing at SkillsUSA and winning gold medal.



Program Advisory Committee

Name Business
Bob Kulig A & J Auto Parts
Kenny Maginus Rosen & Bergers Salvage
Mark Brown Brown’s Auto Salvage
Cg Morey Crash Palace Collision
Steve Betit Precision Auto Body
Gary Jones Wayne’s Body Shop
Tom Lilly Tom’s Auto Recon
Mike Parker Parker’s Classic Auto Works
John Turco Turk’s Auto Body Inc.
Matt Beraldi Beraldi’s Collision Repair


Axalta Paint Certification, SEMS Plastic Repair Certification, S/P2 Safety & Pollution Prevention Certificate, American Heart Association HeartSaver® First Aid/CPR with AED, Students completing 90% of the Core Competencies will receive a certificate from Stafford Technical Center.


Average Career Salaries

Jobs Average Salary
Auto Detailing $25,000
Auto Body Shop Manager $34,296
Auto Body Shop Estimator $29,434
Auto Insurance Appraiser $57,067
Auto Body Repair Technician $41,570
Glass Repair and Replacement $37,000

*Average Salaries taken from Payscale (, Glassdoor (, and Chron (



Requirements For This Program

Recommended Prerequisite(s): add, subtract, multiply, divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals; basic customary and metric measuring skills; ability to perform physical labor on the job site and in classroom; competency with fine and gross motor skills
Reading Level of course materials: Grade 10.6