|Course||Beg. Date||End Date||Days||Time||Total Hours||Cost|
|Painting & Surface Prep I||January 9||May 15||MW||8:30am -12pm||126||$240.00|
|Non-Structural Auto Body Repair I-Car||January 9||May 15||MW||1:30pm-5pm||126||$240.00|
|Introduction to Auto Body & Restoration||January 10||April 25||TTh||5:15pm-9:15pm||124||$240.00|
|Estimating Collision||January 10||February 16||TTh||8:30am-12pm||42||$150.00|
|MIG Welding||February 21||March 30||TTh||8:30am-12pm||42||$150.00|
|Steering & Suspension||February 21||March 30||TTh||8:30am-12pm||42||$150.00|
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.
For more information about I-CAR in general, visit www.i-car.com.