Automotive Body Repair
The CTE Automotive Body Repair program students to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair damaged vehicles such as automobiles and light trucks. Students learn to examine damage and estimate cost of repairs; straighten bent frames and unibody structures using hydraulic jacks and a laser alignment machine; remove and replace glass; file, grind and sand repaired surfaces using power tools and hand tools. Water-based paints are computer matched and applied in the state-of-the art paint booth to restore the car’s factory finish.
The Automotive Body Repair Program is offered at the following school:
- Pittsburgh Brashear High School
- Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Competency Task List
The Competency Task List, issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), is a detailed list of the skills students must learn in each program of study. When a student masters a competency task, the program instructor certifies this by placing their initials next to the task in the student’s Competency Task List Booklet. This booklet is provided to each CTE student during the first year of the program. The CTE instructor uses this booklet to keep track of the student’s progress.
See the Automotive Body Repair Competency Task List.
Students who are successful in the Automotive Body Repair program have the opportunity to earn FREE college credits, as part of this program of study.