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Auto Body Repair & Painting

Auto Body Repair & Painting


The Auto Body Repair and Painting program offers vocational training to students desiring to gain knowledge, and develop salable skills and attitudes that will qualify them for employment in the auto body repair and painting industry and related occupations. Classroom and hands-on live lab training is provided that represents the current and new technological trends in the industry. The training will also help students progress from entry level work to higher skill levels in the trade. This program also seeks to serve the community by providing job upgrading opportunities for professionals in the field. Graduates have found that completion of the Auto Body Repair and Painting program enables them to get better paying jobs and to advance faster once employed, than others who do not have the benefit of training.

Note: This program requires a valid driver's license.

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Upon successful completion, students are prepared to:

  • Demonstrate entry-level knowledge and skills required for the safe operation of tools and equipment necessary to perform repairs on modern automobiles.
  • Apply proper safety procedures and regulated compliance standards applicable to the auto collision and refinish industry.
  • Demonstrate structural panel repair techniques and advanced welding skills.
  • Demonstrate competence in refinish procedures.
  • Employ industry standard operating procedures and repair techniques.
  • Utilize research, communication and problem solving skills to evaluate and operationalize repair tasks.
  • Model professional conduct and practice desirable work habits and attitudes for successful employment in the auto repair industry.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Proficiency levels in reading, writing and/or mathematics are required to register for some or all of the Program courses:
Mathematics Math 22 or QM 120T
Reading Eng 21 or ESL 21

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at Hawai‘i CC are an integral part of the local community and reflect its day-to-day life. Close cooperation among the faculty, employers, and employees in the community is maintained. One of the most effective formal means of providing for this type of cooperation is the Program Advisory Council. These groups advise their respective programs of training needs and new developments in the field. Councils include employers, alumni, and others knowledgeable about the field.

Auto Body Repair & Painting Program Advisory Council:

  • Jason Aguiar, Owner,ABRP Hawai‘i
  • Robert Kobayashi, Auto Instructor,Waiākea High School
  • Taryll Moore, Estimator, Geico
  • Debbie Omori, Vice President, Bob’s Fender Shop
  • Randall Yoneda, Parts/Paint Manager, Napa

CTE Annual Notice of Nondiscrimination

The University of Hawai‘i does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, national origin, or disability. For inquiries regarding our nondiscrimination policies, please contact your campus designee noted in the link below.

UHCC applies an open access policy, with program admission based upon the completion of applicable course/testing prerequisites. The lack of English skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in CTE programs.

Please read about the entire nondiscrimination policy, presented in 14 primary languages.