Auto Body Technology Technical Certificate

Provided by: Ivy Tech

Acquire Auto Body Technology Technical Certificate upon completion of courses.

Course Objectives:

  • Apply the concepts of communication theory and ethics in a simulated workplace setting.
  • Apply principles of effective emotional intelligence and appropriately use soft skills, such as teamwork and communication, completing tasks on time and correctly, and showing up consistently on time for work.
  • Perform voltage, current, and resistance measurements using the proper measurement devices.
  • Identify and explain operation of the 8 major systems of the automobile.
  • Perform minor damage repair. This includes properly mixing and applying body filler (bondo), sanding, priming, etc. in order to prepare the surface for painting.
  • Demonstrate use of primers and sealers according to their uses (per manufacturer’s specifications) as a base for final finishes. This includes the proper mixing and application of both primers and sealers.
  • Perform square cut, bevel cut and hole cut with hand-held oxy-fuel cutting torch and plasma cutting equipment.
  • Perform metal straightening and filling metals. This includes heat or cold shrinking of stretched metal panels, mixing and applying body filler (bondo) while shaping during curing as well as rough sanding cured body filler to contour and then finish sanding.
  • Spray Automotive Paint. This includes the knowledge of how to properly set up, use, clean and maintain a spray gun and its related equipment (i.e. air hoses, air source(s), air lines, etc.).
  • Inspect and record damage on a damaged vehicle. Diagnose and measure structural damage using various measuring devices.
  • Repair fiberglass and plastic damage. This includes several methods such as welding, reinforcing, repairing holes and retexturing plastics.

Course ID



Fort Wayne


Ivy Tech


Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

16 weeks- 24 weeks


$149.55 per Credit Hour