Automotive Detailing

​Automotive Detailing at WTC is offered in partnership with the Community College of Baltimore County​ (CCBC).

Detailing is more than washing cars. Detailers restore headlights, wash, wax and polish car exteriors, and clean and maintain car interiors. The program includes classroom and hands-on training and is taught by a CCBC instructor.

Auto Detailing 1

This 16-week course prepares individuals with disabilities to work in entry-level detailing jobs. The course includes videos, lectures, product demonstrations and extensive hands-on experience.

Training Includes:

  • Customer service
  • Shop safety
  • Interior & exterior cleaning techniques
  • Proper use of equipment, including mixing of solutions and orbital polisher

Program Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license with no more than two points
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to squat, stoop and kneel
  • 30-day trial or career assessment may be required
  • Certain criminal backgrounds may disqualify an individual from program  

Auto Detailing 2

Auto Detailing 2 is an eight-week advanced training for students who successfully complete the Auto Detailing 1 program and who demonstrate the following:

  • Quality hands-on work required by high-end detail shops or dealerships
  • Ability to learn advanced techniques and equipment use
  • 3rd grade or higher reading comprehension level

Additional Training Includes:

  • Engine compartment detailing
  • Use of clay bar and wet sanding
  • Removing minor defects and scratches
  • Compounding and use of multispeed buffer
A young man vacuums the back seat of a car. 
Auto detailing students get a lot of hands-on experience.
A young woman uses a buffer on the hood of a car. 
WTC Detailing training students get to practice what they learn in classes. 
A student cleans a car windshield.

 Professionals from the industry teach as guest instructors.
A man kneels on the ground with a floor mat and cleaning products, with a student lookin on.