Autobody Repair (AOS)
This specialization includes 1,800 hours of practical experience and classroom training applicable to the autobody repair field. Laboratory experience ranges from spot repair, total wreck repair, specialized paint jobs, estimating, and rust repair to frame straightening.
- Demonstrate a focused, coherent, organized written report.
- Perform mathematic calculations required for entry-level automotive employment.
- Demonstrate an ability to apply written instructions and specifications relevant to their work environment.
- Demonstrate critical thinking and program solving skills to work with sheet metal repair.
- Demonstrate ability to identify different types of frame damage.
- Demonstrate painting skills for B/C and single stage painting.
- Demonstrate the ability to repair frame and structure collision damage.
- Demonstrate the ability to identify, evaluate, remove and replace various mechanical components.
Applicants in the autobody repair program must meet the following physical requirements.
- Must be able to perform safely in the shop.
- Must be able to lift 50 pounds up to eye level without assistance.
- Must be able to communicate orally with a person six-10 feet away.
- Must be able to diagnose mechanical failures that are distinguished audibly.
- Must be able to visually decipher an oscilloscope monitor and digital/analog meter, and scan tool displays
- Must meet qualifications for a NYS driver’s license.
Graduates may take Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exams. Graduates are also eligible for New York State inspection certification. Students may take the ASE exam for certification in refrigerant recycling & recovery during their senior year.
- Teaches all aspects of the trade
- Supports ASE certification and NYS inspection
- Provides latest information on HVLP and refinishing techniques
- Two down-draft & bake spray booths; three frame machines, bake lamps, dedicated bench system, two universal measuring systems; two computerized estimating systems, in-lab paint mixing equipment, 15,000 sq. ft. senior body shop, and faculty who work in auto body trade during breaks.
- NATEF master certified
- Close partnerships with industry
- Live work
- Rebuilt cars available for sale
Two-year BOCES graduates who have an 80 percent class average, have a letter of recommendation from their vocational instructor, and who present a portfolio may be allowed to advance beyond minimum requirements and improve the grade for the college courses, pursue individual interests within a course, or sample course work in a separate automotive program to broaden their experience.
A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a "C" average.
- Auto Body Repair Specialist
- Automotive Refinisher
- Body Shop Owner
- Frame Straightening Specialist
- Shop Foreman
- Service Manager
- Wheel Alignment Specialist
Alfred State autobody repair graduates may enter directly into the technology management BBA degree program.
The students receive 1,800 hours of practical experience and classroom training of which 1,400 hours are lab work. There are one-and-one-half hours of lecture with four-and-one-half hours of lab work each day, for five days, 15 weeks a semester. The approximate class size is 20 freshmen and 20 seniors.
|AUTO||1313||Wrecker Operation & Estimating||3|
|AUTO||2309||Brakes, Suspension & Structural Analysis||9|
|AUTO||1344||Reconditioning & Mechanical Components||4|
|AUTO||3819||Auto Body Skills/Computerized Estimating||9|
|AUTO||3809||Inspection, Gen Alignment, Air Condtioning, Cooling and Heating||9|
|AUTO||4639||Major Collision Repair||9|
Students successfully completing autobody repair may wish to remain at Alfred in the automotive service technician, heavy equipment, truck & diesel technician, or motorsports technology programs another one-and-one-half years to receive a second degree upon successful completion of course. This requires department chair’s approval.
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