Auto Body Program

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Auto Body Course Schedule

CourseBeg. DateEnd DateDaysTimeTotal HoursCost
Non-Structural Body RepairAugust 15, 2017December 12, 2017TTH8-12pm132$240
Painting & Surface Prep IAugust 16, 2017December 13, 2017MW8-12pm128$240
Intro to Body Repair & RestorationAugust 15, 2017December 12, 2017TTH5:15-9:15pm132$240
Chassis & Body MeasuringAugust 15, 2017September 19, 2017TTH1-5pm44$150
Heating & CoolingAugust 16, 2017September 25, 2017MW1-5pm44$150
Lighting, Charging & StartingSeptember 27, 2017November 1, 2017MW1-5pm44$150
EstimatingOctober 31, 2017December 12, 2017TTH1-5pm44$150
Steering & SuspensionNovember 6, 2017December 13, 2017MW1-5pm40$150
MIG WeldingSeptember 21, 2017October 26, 2017TTH1-5pm44$150

I-CAR Industry Alliance Classes

South Piedmont offers classes from I-CAR, the largest certifying organization in the automotive repair field. Classes are offered on the L.L. Polk Campus in Polkton and students receive in-depth training in the classroom as well as hands-on training in the lab. There are 50 different I-CAR Alliance classes available at SPCC, which offers at least two of them at a time. The cost for each class is very reasonable.

Industry-trained technicians make an average of 15 to 20 percent more than untrained technicians and more and more shops are requiring I-CAR training of their employees. It is very difficult to get a start in Auto Body without proper training.

“Our I-CAR curriculum allows us to educate beginners, as well as technicians that just want to sharpen their skills to keep up with today’s modern vehicles,” Winfrey said. “With our I-Car Professional development training, we give students a head start as they seek employment on an entry-level.”

Robert Winfrey, SPCC’s Auto Body instructor, has 39 years’ experience in the auto body repair field, he is also an I-Car certified Instructor, Auto Body Technician and is an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Certified Technician, a published author and a member of both the Coalition for Collision Repair Excellence and the Collision Hub for educators. He is a show-winning auto body painter, a former NASCAR crew member and owns his own auto body shop.

Job placement assistance is available and we face a high demand for younger technicians nationwide. I-Car certifications are good in the USA, Canada, New Zealand and Puerto Rico.

State-of-the-Art Auto Body Equipment

To learn more about I-CAR programs at SPCC, contact Robert Winfrey, 704-272-5464 or 704-254-3574 or Kathy Moore, 704-272-5491.

For more information about I-CAR in general, visit