An Automotive Refinishing Technician program teaches a student to paint and refinishe automobiles, trucks, and buses whether it's a result of a collision, restoration work or a custom-design paint job.
As an Automotive Refinishing Technicians, you will be responsible for calculating the amount of paint required for a job, mixing paint to exactly match existing colours, and blending paint to its correct thickness. Most Automotive Refinishing Technician use a spray gun to apply both the primer and final coats of paint and they're responsible for keeping up-to-date with new products and processes, and for maintaining records of materials used. This trade is a creative trade where colour matching and fine-finishing details are valuable skills. The entire program usually takes 2 years to complete.
After graduation, most Automotive Refinishing Technicians are employed at motor vehicle dealerships, body shops and automotive specialty shops.