Auto Body Technology
About the Program
In this class you will learn SP2 safety program, Pro-Level one Non-Structural, Pro-Level one in Refinishing using the I-Car curriculum and Skills USA leadership program. The SP2 safety program and I-Car are the industry’s training so when students finish these standards they will have the credentials and certificates to get a great rewarding job in the Auto Collision field. This industry is in high demand looking for young new candidates for employment. They offer great benefit packages such as medical, dental, retirement, and vacation pay. Some shops are paying new employees signing bonuses. If you like working with your hands and enjoy cars this is the career for you.
Approved Equivalency Credits: 0.5 English
Instructor: Brad Hendricks
In 1972 I graduated from Kentridge High School. The fall of that year I started welding classes at Green River College. I took two years of welding and before I completed the program I was working in Seattle welding shipping container’s together. I did this for two years and realized that this wasn’t going to work for me. In the fall of 1976 I started taking Auto Body Collision classes at Green River College. Once again before I completed the program I was working in a local shop in Kent. In 1982 I opened my own Auto Body repair shop. From 1982 to 1991 I had the pleasure of servicing customers in the Kent area. From 1991 to 1997 I worked at various Auto Body repair shops as a technician and shop manager. In the fall of 1997 I started my teaching career at Green River College teaching High School students. In 2004 I had to pleasure of joining the Puget Sound Skills Center family and have been here to present.
I am I-Car and ASE certified. I am I-Car advisory committee member.