Automotive Refinishing

​Automotive Refinishing is offered at DORS WTC location, in partnership with the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC). This 24-week course prepares job seekers with disabilities to work as entry level painter's helpers.

Painters helpers analyze, prepare, and prime automobiles. The course includes videos, lectures, product demonstrations and extensive hands-on experience, and is taught by a CCBC instructor.

Training Includes:

  • Mixing primer and spraying techniques
  • Paint gun spraying techniques​
  • Proper care and maintenance of spray guns
  • Proper masking of vehicle and parts
  • Shop & personal safety
  • Using proper equipment and materials
  • Using a paint booth
  • Work experience in the community

Program Requirements:

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

Automotive Refinishing Handout

Auto Refinishing Handout PDF​​​

Automotive Refinishing Graduate, standing in front of a slide that says: Graduate Testimmonial.
Gurkrit, an Automotive Refinishing Graduate, Spoke at a Recent Advisory Board Meeting

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.

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