Fast Facts for Automotive Body Repairers in New York
Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Poughkeepsie, Nassau and Elmira
Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: New York, Ithaca and Albany
Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: New York, Nassau and Buffalo
Salaries for Automotive Body Repairers in New York
Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Rochester, Ithaca and Albany
Selected Auto Body Repair Schools in New YorkClick the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab. .
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Today’s auto body industry handles everything from minor damage to major auto collision repair. At Apex Technical School, our hands-on auto body repair training can help prepare you for an entry-level position in the auto body field.
Computerized paint mixing systems and laser measurement are common in modern shops. In addition to auto body repair, students also learn auto body paint and refinishing techniques in classes taught by experienced instructors in this exciting field.
Want to learn automotive – skills? You may also be interested in learning about our Auto Service & Repair Program.
*NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc.) *ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Apex meets the standards of quality for training in: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering
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AUTO BODY CLASSES INCLUDE
Non-Structural Analysis & Damage Repair: Provides training in safely preparing a vehicle for body and seatbelt repairs.
Structural Analysis & Damage Repair I – Welding: In this segment, you learn how to properly cut and weld high strength steel, and repair modular glass.
Structural Analysis & Damage Repair II: You will learn to analyze and align unibody parts with a tram and laser equipment.
Plastics and Adhesives – Painting & Refinishing I: This segment teaches how to repair plastic by welding and retexturing.
Painting & Refinishing II: Applying primer and cleaning spray guns is covered in this segment.
Painting & Refinishing III: This segment covers paint mixing and application with a buff polish afterward.
Get recommendations from students present and past. The admissions department should be able to put you in touch with some students to talk to.
Make sure you research all grants, scholarships and federal assistance available to you. A quality school in New York will have a finance department which can help you afford the education you desire.
Ask what each schools placement rate is and if those jobs are in New York (do you want to move?). Good connections with the job market can help you land a job after graduation. Many times local dealerships will partner with automotive training schools to get the best candidates working in their shops.
Make sure you take into account supplies and tools you may need in your course work. Does the school offer discounts on tools, or will they be provided to you?
Repairing, restoring and customizing cars, trucks and other vehicles requires education, experience, skill and talent. Auto Body Collision Repair is a one-year program in which students learn about ever-changing materials, methods and technology while working on late-model cars and donated vehicles in a state-of-the–art shop and classroom.
Students in this program learn how to replace panels and glass, and weld, USe straighten and repair panels and vehicle structures. Chief E-Z liner straightening equipment and Motor E-Frame electronic measurement data are used, and students also learn from guest speakers who are experts in the field.