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Auto Collision
  • Gain an understanding of the safe and proper use of all collision repair hand and pnematic tools.  Learn the repair procedures used to restore vehicles to pre-accident condition such as: sheet metal repair and rough out, use of plastic body filler, panel replacement, bumper and plastic repair, corrosion protection, refinishing and safety, spraying techniques, surface preparation and undercoats, and introduction to the proper use of base coats and clear coats.
  • Receive an introduction to MIG welding equipment and techniques.
  • This program will prepare you for the I-CAR certification exams in Refinishing and Non-Structural.
  • A TABE score of 8.0 in reading and 7.0 in math is required*.
  • A personal interview will be conducted.
  • A valid high school diploma or equivalency is required.
  • A $300 security deposit is required.
  • A valid NYS Driver’s License is required.
Previous employers include Basil Chevrolet, Carubba Collision, Steven’s Collision, West-Herr Automotive Group, and Don’s Auto Body.  Entry level Automotive Collision Technicians can expect to earn an average of $28,000/year.  After 3-5 years, compensation is a performance driven wage of $70,000 – $100,000/year.  A Placement Specialist is on staff to assist you with resume writing and interview skills.
To register for this class you must first attend an Orientation and Testing Session at Erie 1 BOCES Workforce Development Center. 
Click Here to see our current program flyer:
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*Exceptions to admission scores may be considered based on work history, prior education, personal interview, and employer recommendations.

Start Dates, Times, Locations

Dates: January 15, 2019 - May 30, 2019

Location: Kenton Career & Technical Center
Day & Time: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
                      5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Fee: $2,900

  • The cost of the program is $2,900.  Financial assistance may be available through ACCES-VR, BETC/ECC One Stop, NETC, the US Department of Veterans Affairs, or other sources.

Hours: 250

Get Started!
Prospective students must attend an Orientation session at the Erie 1 BOCES Workforce Development Center.
Orientation Schedule
Contact Us
Gene Sprecker, Specialist

Katie Hochadel, Clerical
(716) 821 - 7196
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