Auto Body

Career Pathway

Learn Invaluable Auto Body Skills
Learn necessary tools of the trade that empower you to confidently explore a bright future in the ever-evolving and always engaging automotive industry.

The Road to Your Career

The Automotive Career Pathway gives students the opportunity to learn, build, and work on automobiles in an effort to jumpstart their automotive industry. This pathway steers students from the fundamentals of automotive services through advanced diagnostics and repair of major systems. Its integrated, immersive, and work-based approach gives students hands-on experience and teaches them the latest in automotive technology. Students learn skills that will help them not only in college, but also throughout their careers.

Career Pathways help students explore their talents and use their experiences in the classroom to help select career paths they’re passionate about.

Prepare in the Classroom

Build a strong foundation with A-G approved courses and prepare yourself for an exciting new automotive career. Classes include:

  • ROP Auto Body Repair
  • ROP Advanced Auto Body Repair

Get Real
Exposure

Take what you learned out into the real world and see first-hand what awaits you in the field of automotive. Hands-on, in-depth immersive experiences may include:

  • Guest Speakers 
  • Internships 
  • College Tours

Valuable Training for Exciting Careers

Gain a stronger foundation for college and get a jump start on your career with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight. Potential career paths these programs help prepare you for include:

  • Automotive Services
  • Repair Industry
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Automotive Diagnostics Technician

Industry Average: $45,000 - $60,000/Year
Projected Growth in the Field: 5% to 9%

Ready to Get Rolling?

Contact your college & career technician for availability.
Programs are subject to change.

CE Teachers:
Devin Thompson, Steve Buddy
(805) 389-6450
dthompson@vcoe.org
sbuddy@vcoe.org

Shift Your Automotive Career Into High Gear

Whether motors get your engines revving or you enjoy working on cars, an automotive career can be a dream come true. The Automotive Pathway can help you learn about advanced diagnostics and repair of major systems. If your dream has always been to work on cars, maybe even opening a shop of your own, then steer your vision towards reality. This career pathway can provide you with the opportunity to learn, build, and refine the knowledge and skills needed to turbocharge your career.

Earn College Credits

Get a jump start on your college future by earning college credits and valuable real-world skills you can use for college and career.

Auto Body AA or Certification