# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Auto Body Technology I Course Description

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Auto Body Technology I (8676/36 weeks, 140 hours) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8676
Co-op:Available
Duration:36 weeks, 140 hours
Suggested Grade Levels:10–11
Prerequisites:None

In the global automobile collision repair industry, there is a growing demand for qualified auto body technicians. In this course, students are taught damage analysis, estimating, customer service, non-structural analysis, damage repair, and welding. Students work with a variety of materials, using metal finishing and body filling techniques to prepare surfaces and repair panels. Students who successfully complete this program sequence may be eligible to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification examinations.

Auto Body Technology I is closely aligned with the 2016 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.

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

Available Credentials

Upon completion of the course

Certifications

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.