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The Auto Body Technology Program at BTEC is certified through NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) to ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Standards and uses I-CAR curriculum. These certification standards help prepare students for entry-level auto body careers and/or post-secondary automotive training. The collision repair industry demands more highly-skilled workers as technology improves. Collision repair shops grew in size and number of employees between 2001 and 2016.
Occupations: There are numerous types of jobs in the auto body industry. Technical jobs include auto body technician, mechanic, tire technician, and glass and windshield repair. More administrative-related jobs include body shop manager, automotive painter, vehicle inspectors, estimator automobile damage, insurance agents, tow truck drivers, and detailers. Each of these jobs requires specific skills and have unique responsibilities and duties. Almost all of the positions require you to have a clean driving record and a strong interest in cars and other vehicles.
Typical Salary in Virginia: The average Auto Body Technician salary in Virginia is $51,721 as of July 30, 2019, but the range typically falls between $45,427 and $59,626. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on the city and many other important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, and the number of years you have spent in your professional
Employment Outlook: Employment of automotive service technicians is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job opportunities for qualified job seekers should be very good. (US Department of Labor)

  • I-CAR - Entry Level Certifications
  • ASE – Painting & Refinishing
  • ASE – Non-Structural Analysis & Damage Repair
  • S/P2 Safety - Collision Repair Safety, S/P2 Collision Repair and Refinish Pollution prevention

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