ROP Education Center
385 N. Muller Street, Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 502-5800


ROP Auto Body Repair

Become proficient in multiple areas of auto body repair, including damage assessment and installment procedures.

Auto Body Repair (CC/CVE)—Students will learn how to use hand and power tools to work with and finish metal. You will learn how and when to use plastic body fillers, how to remove and replace parts, panels and skins, and how to sand, mask, and paint car bodies. You will learn detailing procedures for the finished product, including steam cleaning. You will learn how to analyze damage and estimate repair and replacement parts and labor. Advanced students may learn glass removal and installation and auto body frame repair. This class covers EPA and OSHA safety rules and what protective gear you need to wear to work with paints and metal. You will also learn about the Bureau of Automotive Repair, and how important consumer protections are to you. Prepare for advanced collision repair classes at local colleges and jobs such as automobile painter and auto body repairer.

Auto Body Repair trains students to repair and refinish automotive vehicle bodies and operate or tend painting machines to paint surfaces of automobile bodies.  Students learn industry specific terminology; the identification and safe use of tools and equipment; the basics of how to analyze auto damage and estimate repairs of non-structural damage; painting of automobile bodies, including identifying and curing paint defects; and automotive detailing. 


  • Industry Sector: Transportation
  • Grade Level: 9-12
  • Class Hours: 180
  • Work-Based Learning Hours (WBL): Eligible
  • Level: Concentrator
  • Articulation Agreement Details: Westcliff University
  • Meets UC/CSU A-G Requirement: G - General Elective (1 year required)
  • Certifications: None
  • Class Location(s): Fullerton HS
  • Notes:

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    This course integrates the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Instruction reinforces core skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics. Course instruction emphasizes career ready behaviors in communication, ethics, interpersonal/team skills, critical thinking and problem solving, safety, technology, and employability skills.