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Automotive Body & Paint
Technician Program

Customize and Restore Your Skills for a New Career

If your passion is restoring the automotive function and aesthetics of vehicles, a role as an Automotive Body & Paint Technician could be an ideal career path! Pennco Tech’s Automotive Body & Paint Technician Program is designed for students who want to enter this growing field. Just like our diesel mechanic courses, classes are a combination of classroom instruction coupled with hands-on automotive technology training.

When accidents happen, car owners need an experienced automotive body repair technician to restore their vehicle to look and drive like new again. Pennco Tech’s Automotive Body & Paint Technician Program we’ll help you gain a mastery of auto body construction, dent repair, surface preparation, paint matching, structural repair, refinishing, and welding. We help prepare students with the training and hands-on experience they need to qualify for entry-level opportunities in the field.

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Job Growth

Projected to Grow 4%
from 2018-2028

Employment Opportunities

Over 177,100 new jobs
projected from 2018-2028


Average salary of
$41,330 per year
$19.87 per hour

*The numbers and information above are based on statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The average salary for an Automotive Body & Paint Technician depends on the area you plan to seek employment. With a certification as an Automotive Body & Paint Technician, your resumé will stand out from the crowd so you can earn a job quickly upon graduation.

Enroll Today!

Contact us and learn more about the programs available today at our Bucks County location in Bristol, PA, and our Camden County location in Blackwood, NJ!

High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required.

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About The Program

At Pennco Tech’s Automotive Body & Paint Technician Program, students learn welding procedures, diagnostic and repair procedures, body part alignment processes, metal finishing/shrinking/filling techniques, auto body electrical wiring systems, body section replacement, and structural sectioning practices, body damage estimating techniques, auto body construction methods, paint color application skills, and body shop practices.

Upon completing the program, students are proficient in a variety of automotive collision techniques and will have the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain, repair, and diagnose body and fender repairs. They will be proficient at all aspects of preparation and painting, including computerized mixing and matching, damage estimation, creating computerized reports and digital imaging.


As an Automotive Body & Paint Technician, you can support a variety of duties, including:

  • Applying new finish to restored body parts
  • Inspecting cars for structural damages
  • Preparing cost estimates
  • Reviewing damage reports
  • Repairing or patching dents, dimples, and other minor body damage
  • Fitting, attaching, and welding replacement parts into place
  • Sanding, buffing, and priming refurbished and repaired surfaces

Want to be a step ahead of the competition? You can also develop skills essential to the job, such as assisting in customer service areas like damage estimates and billing.

Our Automotive Body and Paint Technician Graduates Find Careers As

Automotive Painter

Collision Repairer

Collision Repair Technician

Refinishing Technician

Auto Body Technician

Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers

Auto Parts Sales

Used Car Reconditioner


“Best school ever, had the best experience, best teachers. Very motivating, encouraging, knowledgeable and everything is hands on. I loved my classes, wanted to be there every day and I was helped with anything I needed. I applied my art skills with this field of study, and I feel like I found my calling thanks to this school. So welcoming, made me feel right at home and made me feel like family. Thank you so much!!”

Julio A., Automotive Body & Paint Technician Program

“I really enjoyed the auto body course. It was very interesting, and it will provide a rewarding future for me.”

Gus H., Automotive Body & Paint Technician Program

“The autobody and paint instructors are highly knowledgeable.”

Victor S., Automotive Body & Paint Technician Program