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

Employment Outlook:

Job openings in detailing are expected to grow. Salaries generally start around $9.00 per hour for entry-level positions, and around $11-$14 per hour with additional training and experience.

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.