Auto Body Technology

Auto Body Technology students repair damaged vehicles to like-new condition. Utilizing the latest technology they rebuild damaged vehicles and learn body and frame alignment, parts repair/replacement including the latest fiberglass and plastic components, MIG welding, trim, accessories, interior components, glass replacement, and painting including basecoat/clearcoat/striping.

Program Specifics

Two Year Half- Day Program
Year One: 8:05 A.M.-10:40 A.M. (36 weeks / 3 credits)
Year Two: 11:35 A.M.-2:10 P.M. (36 weeks/ 3 credits)

CIP Code

Mr. Ryan Gerz

Program Costs
Students are required to purchase the following at an estimated cost of $140:

  • Uniforms
  • Work Shoes
  • Paint Mask
  • Basic Tools

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College Articulation and Credits

College Credit Opportunities

Automotive Training Center

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SOAR programs of study prepare today’s student for tomorrow’s high demand and high wage careers.

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Career Opportunities

Ranging from the reconditioner to the collision repair technician and may begin in high school with a Co-Op position providing job experience and a salary. Students who successfully complete the program may receive college credits from PA College of Technology and the Automotive Training Center.


  • Reconditioner
  • Body Repairman Helper
  • Automotive Detailer
  • Spray Painter
  • Custom Accessories Installer
  • Collision Technician
  • Frame Technician
  • Estimator (Insurance)
  • Body Shop Manager
  • Body Shop Owner


  • Ebersole, Inc.
  • Frederick Supermarket of Cars
  • Simpson’s Body Shop
  • Miller & Bixler NAPA Auto Parts
  • Sell’s Body Shop
  • TJ’s Body Shop
  • Maguire’s Ford
  • Lebanon Auto Body
  • Ray’s Collision Shop

Salary Ranges

PositionPA Projected Employment Growth 2014-2024 Entry SalaryAvg PA SalaryExperienced Salary
Auto Body Technician8%$30,370$45,370$52,870
Spray Painter7%$31,430$45,770$52,940
Insurance Appraiser5%$48,070$65,090$73,600
Parts Saleperson6%$21,520$32,870$38,540

“I didn’t care about anything. I was a problem student and I actually quit school. The CTC helped me though, and I’m where I am because of them. I accomplished so much through them. I can’t thank them enough.”

Josué Lugo-Rodriguez
Lebanon High and LCCTC Graduate
Auto Body Technician
Lexus Dealership
Houston, Texas