# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Auto Body Technology III (8678/36 weeks, 280 hours)

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Auto Body Technology III (8678/36 weeks, 280 hours)

Course Description

Course Code:8678
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks, 280 hours
Suggested Grade Levels:12
Prerequisites:Auto Body Technology II (8677/36 weeks, 280 hours)

This course allows students to apply knowledge and skills learned in Auto Body Technology I and II. This course may also be used as a capstone course in which students may perfect their auto body skills and move toward employment in the industry. Students who successfully complete this program will be prepared to take an industry recognized certification examination and will be prepared for postsecondary education opportunities.

Auto Body Technology III is closely aligned with the 2016 Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation collision repair and refinish program standards.

Legislation enacted in the 2011 Virginia General Assembly (HB 1493) and amended in 2012 (HB 1108) requires where there is a national industry certification for career and technical education instructional personnel or programs for automotive technology, the Board of Education must make such certification mandatory. The provisions of this act shall become effective July 1, 2013. To comply with the requirements, all Career and Technical Education (CTE) auto body technology programs must be ASE Education Foundation accredited and the instructors must be certified by the National Institute for ASE.

Note: Auto Body Technology III may be offered as a complement to an existing concentration sequence in any Career Cluster. In some instances, where noted, it may be combined with specific courses to create concentration sequences.

As noted in Superintendent’s Memo #058-17 (2-28-2017), this Career and Technical Education (CTE) course must maintain a maximum pupil-to-teacher ratio of 20 students to one teacher, due to safety regulations. The 2016-2018 biennial budget waiver of the teacher-to-pupil ratio staffing requirement does not apply.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
    • Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance
    • Health, Safety and Environmental Management

Available Credentials

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.