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.
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.
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.
Regional Advisory Board
|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, Heartsaver CPR, Students completing 90% of the Core Competencies will receive a certificate from Stafford Technical Center.
Average Career Salaries
|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 (payscale.com), Glassdoor (glassdoor.com), and Chron (chron.com).
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
Certifications: Axalta Paint Certification, Safety Practices SP2, SEMS Plastic Repair