Auto Collision

In The Body Shoppe at RG Drage, students are provided hands-on instruction which includes lab and related technology in auto body repair, restoration, and restoring of a damaged vehicle. This program is designed to equip students with entry-level skills and familiarize them with advanced repair procedures and equipment. This program emphasizes all phases of auto body repair: painting, body and panel alignment fiberglass and plastic repair, welding, auto refinishing, shop safety and management.

  • Automotive Body Repair Technician
  • Automotive Refinisher
  • Alignment Technician
  • Detailer
  • Industrial Painter
  • Equipment & Supply Sales
  • Paint & Body Supply Salesman
  • Automotive Designer
  • Shop Manager
  • Shop Owner
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Career Technical Education Instructor
  • Technical School Instructor

*Average Salary Range: $25,000- $125,000

*Based on skill level, education and experience

This class was a monumental step in my life. I went into this class not knowing what body filler was and came out with two completely restored cars. This class led me to start my own small business when I graduated. It has also opened a lot of doors in my life.

Cody Bixler, RG Drage/ Louisville High School Graduate

Program Instructor: Dan Sabella Email:
Industry Credentials: I-CAR- Collision Repair/I-CAR- ProLevel 1 Refinishing Technician
Course Credits: 3 Credits Per Year
Organization Affiliation: SkillsUSA
College Partners: Stark State College, University of Akron
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