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Intergenerational Collision Repair & Refinishing

This program provides instruction in all of the major areas of auto body repair, from cost estimation to finish coat application. Students learn theory and applications relative to MIG welding, metal straightening and metal shrinkage, collision damage repair and parts replacement, as well as plastic repair and using waterborne paint systems.

We provide training using the latest equipment available in the industry. Graduates are qualified for entry-level employment in new car dealerships, used car businesses, privately owned and national chain auto body repair, and collision repair centers. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates earn a diploma, and those who qualify will receive a Pennsylvania state inspection license and an OSHA 10 General industry card.

Areas of Training

In an effort to stay current with changes and trends in the industry, the program curriculum may change during the program year and will include general training in:

  • Safety
  • Introduction to auto body
  • Auto body welding
  • Paint and refinishing
  • Exterior and interior trim
  • Mechanical services
  • Frame and unibody construction and repair

Take the Next Step

We’re thrilled that you’ve decided to learn more about enrolling in our program! Please follow these steps to apply:

  1. Call the adult education career counselor at (814) 266.6073 x 233 or (814) 266.6073 x 201 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to schedule a tour and/or make a registration interview appointment.
  2. You must have a high school diploma or GED.
  3. Be prepared to bring the $100 registration fee with you to the registration interview. You must pay this non-refundable fee before your interview begins, as it secures your seat in class. We will deduct the $100 from your tuition once you begin your program.
  4. During the interview, a GJCTC adult education career will review school policies and procedures along with any entrance requirements you must complete. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the program and/or the school.
  5. After your interview, you should begin the application process for financial aid (if applicable).
  6. Once you meet all the requirements, you will receive a letter of acceptance from the supervisor of adult education.

Still have questions? Please call (814) 266.6073 x 233 or (888) 434.4436.