3 YEAR Program

The Program


This course includes instruction in the removal of dents, repair of rusted or damaged panels, replacement and installation of parts and accessories, preparation and refinishing of spot repairs, complete auto painting and refinishing, straightening of frame structures.


- Body and frame construction

- Tools

- Welding

- Basic metal repair

- Hardware

- Major metal repair

- Refinishing

- Damage estimating

- Detailing



Mr. John Fuller has taught Auto Collision Repair Technology at Crawford County CTC since 1991. He is a graduate of the former Crawford County AVTS and has worked at two General Motors dealerships. He is a certified Auto Collision Technician for Chevrolet and Pontiac Motor Divisions. Mr. Fuller is a Certified Painter through PPG Industries' Painter Certification Program. He is an ASE Master Technician in Auto Collision Repair. He received his Certification for Vocational Technical Instructor I and II + 16 through Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.


Mr. Fuller served on the Technical Committee to update the NOCTI (National Occupational Competency Testing Institute) Exam. He is a proctor for the Occupational Competency Exam for future instructors in the Auto Collision Repair field. He serves on the Advisory Committee for the Erie County Technical School Auto Collision Repair shop and the General Advisory Committee for Crawford County CTC. Mr. Fuller is one of two SkillsUSA Advisors at Crawford County CTC and serves as the Technical Chair of the PA SkillsUSA Auto Collision Refinish contest for the state.

Meet The Instructor

An auto body repair person should:


- Have good eye-hand coordination

- Have physical strength

- Have manual/finger dexterity

- Have measurement skills

- Use common fractions

- Have color and form preparation

- No allergies to paints, solvents, and abrasives

- Have average DAT scores in numerical ability, mechanical,

   and space relations


Automotive body repairers work for shops that specialize in body repairs and painting for automobile and truck dealers, for organizations that maintain their own motor vehicles. About one automotive body repair person out of four will be self-employed. The automotive repair business is not sensitive to changes in the economic conditions, and experienced body repair persons are rarely laid off.

Instructional sequence & POS


PPG Technician Certification

Pennsylvania Skills Certificate




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