Body Repair

Provided by: Ivy Tech

Examines the characteristics of body metals and includes the installation of moldings, ornaments, and fasteners with emphasis on sheet metal analysis and safety.

Course Objectives:

  • Demonstrate proper shop safety practices while in the lab(s). This includes wearing safety glasses (goggles) at all times while in the lab(s).
  • Define and describe different types of metals. This includes the identification of the various types of metals used on automobiles.
  • Gauge metals. This includes the proper use of specific measuring tools used to gauge metals.
  • Remove and install moldings and ornaments. This includes the proper removal, installation, inspection, and replacement (if necessary) of moldings and ornaments.
  • Identify fasteners and their use. This includes all the various fasteners used on the automobile to attach a variety of body panels and pieces to the body and/or frame of the vehicle.
  • Use and identify hand and power tools. This includes safely and properly using the tools. This also includes proper storing and oiling of air tools.
  • Perform minor damage repair. This includes properly mixing and applying body filler (bondo), sanding, priming, etc. in order to prepare the surface for painting.

Recommended Background


Course ID

AUBR 101


Fort Wayne - Terre Haute


Ivy Tech


Method of Delivery

Face to Face

Estimated Effort

8 weeks


$149.55 per Credit Hour