Auto Body Technology A.A.S.
Auto Body Technology
The Morrisville State College Auto Body Technology program has moved into a new 12,000-square-foot building housing the latest tools and equipment for collision repair and metal fabrication. Auto Body Technology has grown into a highly technical field that requires skills to operate sophisticated computerized equipment for measuring frame and body dimensions as well as damaged suspension components that create alignment problems.
Morrisville's Auto Body Technology program utilizes a computerized paint mixing system and an estimating system that is used in industry by many body shops and insurance companies. Welding is a critical skill for today's body technician. The Auto Body Technology program has MIG and TIG welders, Plasma cutting equipment, and a microprocessor-controlled pressure spot welder that duplicates factory spot welds to restore damaged vehicles to pre-accident condition.
The first thing a customer notices about a body repair is the quality of the finish. Morrisville has installed a Garmat semi-down draft paint booth and prep station for the students to practice their painting skills.