Sample Job Titles: Automotive Body and Related Repairers, Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage Estimator/Appraiser Claims Adjuster, Field Inspector/Appraiser, Painters, Transportation Equipment
Technical and Higher Education Majors: Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Certification and Career Advancement: Certification by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), although voluntary, is the pervasive industry credential for non entry-level automotive body repairers. This is especially true in large, urban areas. Repairers may take up to four ASE Master Collision Repair and Refinish Exams. Repairers who pass at least one exam and have 2 years of hands-on work experience earn ASE certification. The completion of a postsecondary program in automotive body repair may be substituted for 1 year of work experience. Those who pass all four exams become ASE Master Collision Repair and Refinish Technicians. Automotive body repairers must retake the examination at least every 5 years to retain their certification. Many vehicle manufacturers and paint manufacturers also have product certification programs that can advance a repairers career.
CONNECTIONS TO WORK AND HIGHER EDUCATION
CERTIFICATIONS AVAILABLE IN HIGH SCHOOL
OSHA G10 10 hour General Industry Certification
MACS REFRIGERANT CERTIFICATION
COLLEGE CREDITS AVAILABLE IN HIGH SCHOOL
New England Institute of Tech.
TT105 Intro. To Transportation Technology - 2 credits
AUB118 Welding for Collision Repair - 2 credits
AUB101 Fundmtls. of Auto Body Metal Repair - 3 credits
AUB103 Fundmtls.-Auto Body Metal Repair Lab - 2 credits
AUB137 Fundmtls.-Parts and Refinishing Equip - 2 credits
AUB138 Fund.-Parts and Refinishing Equip. Lab- 2 credits
Universal Technical Institute: Tuition Credit
PREPARATION FOR MASSACHUSETTS EXAMINATION TO BECOME LICENSED AUTO DAMAGE APPRAISER COURSE AVAILABLE THROUGH NE ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM must be at least 18 years old with 2 years work experience in field.