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Automotive Body & Paint
Technician Program

Automotive Body & Paint Technician Program in New Jersey & Pennsylvania

Receive your auto body and paint training from Pennco Tech. With campuses in Blackwood, New Jersey, and Bristol, Pennsylvania, our program helps students prepare for an entry-level position in the automotive repair industry. From learning computerized mixing and matching to digital imaging and bodywork, we can help you put your eye for detail and craftsmanship to good use in a future career.

What Is an Automotive Body and Paint Technician?

When a damaged vehicle is brought into the shop, the body and paint repair technician is there to pick up the pieces. Whether it’s in for minor paint scratches or damage from a collision, professionals in this field help restore vehicles to showroom quality with a high level of precision. Auto body and paint technicians are responsible for a variety of tasks, such as:

  • Inspecting cars for structural damage
  • Reviewing damage reports
  • Preparing cost estimates
  • Repairing and patching dents, dimples, and other minor body damage
  • Fitting, grinding, and welding replacement parts into position
  • Sanding, buffing, and priming refurbished and repaired surfaces
  • Applying new finish to restored body parts
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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 Our Automotive Body and Paint Technician Program

When students graduate from Pennco Tech, they’re able to skillfully diagnose and repair body and fender damage, and restore the paint to a perfect shine. More than just an auto painting school, our program helps you learn how to achieve professional-quality results in an engaging, positive atmosphere. Our instructors teach students a variety of fundamental skills, including:


  • Grinding and welding procedures
  • Diagnostic and repair procedures
  • Body part alignment processes
  • Metal finishing, shrinking, and filling techniques
  • Auto body electrical wiring systems
  • Body section replacement
  • Structural sectioning practices
  • Body damage estimating techniques
  • Auto-body construction methods
  • Paint color application skills
  • Body shop practices
  • Computerized report creation

NOTE: A high school diploma, GED, or equivalent is required for admission to this program.

What Careers Are Available for Auto Body & Paint Techs?

The automotive industry is a dynamic field with many opportunities for success. While most paint and body technicians work in an auto body shop, others are directly employed by automotive dealers. Alumni from our auto body certification program have found several rewarding positions, including:


  • Automotive painter
  • Collision repair technician
  • Refinishing technician
  • Auto body technician
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair worker
  • Auto parts seller
  • Used car reconditioner
  • Estimator

At Pennco Tech, we take pride in our history of student achievement and high job placement rates. Once you’ve completed our program and are ready to show off your skills to a prospective employer, our career services department can help you connect with our partners for jobs, create a resume, prepare for interviews, and more. Our knowledgeable staff is available for students, recent grads, and alumni, putting career assistance at your fingertips for a lifetime.

Enroll in Our Auto Body Technician Program Today

Take steps today to prepare for your future with our Automotive Body and Paint Technician program. Along with affordable tuition rates and opportunities for financial aid if qualified, students can take advantage of day and evening classes to suit their busy schedules. Contact us for more information and to tour our Bucks County campus in Bristol, Pennsylvania, or our Camden County campus in Blackwood, New Jersey.

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