Automotive Refinishing

​Automotive Refinishing at WTC is offered in partnership with the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC). This 24-week course prepares individuals with disabilities to work as painter’s helpers. Painter’s helpers analyze, prepare, prime and refinish automobiles. The course includes videos, lectures, product demonstrations and extensive hands-on experience, and is taught by a CCBC instructor.

Training Includes:

  • Shop & personal safety 
  • Developing a refinishing plan
  • Using a paint booth
  • Paint mixing techniques
  • Masking & removing parts
  • Color matching & priming techniques
  • 2 -3 month internship

Program Requirements:

  • Successful completion of Auto Detailing 1 & 2
  • Valid driver’s license with no more than two points
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to squat, stoop and kneel
  • 8th grade reading level
  • Certain criminal backgrounds may disqualify an individual from this program

Employment Outlook:

Job openings in refinishing are expected to grow.  Salaries average $12.00 - $15.00 per hour.  

A man in a respirator and white coveralls spray paints a car hood in a body shop paint booth.

The auto body paint booth at WTC.