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Auto Body
Auto Body  introduces students to using specialized equipment and skills to straighten and restore damaged metal frames, remove dents and replace crumpled parts that cannot be fixed. They may also paint and detail vehicles.  Students will learn to 
  • Assess, estimate, repair, and replace the exterior and interior of vehicles
  • Design, paint, and refinish vehicle surfaces using modern welding, sanding, masking, and painting procedures
  • Utilize professional techniques in mixing and spraying water-borne paint 


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Potential Careers
  • Auto Body Repair Technician
  • Painter
  • Restoration Specialist
  • Metal Fabricator 
Industry Certifications
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification - Collision Repair & Refinish (4 Categories)
Career Technical Student Organization 
College Credit Options
Vantage Career Center has partnered with Northwest State Community College to offer courses both online and in our building. These are part of College Credit Plus. Students can also opt to attend local campuses to meet academic requirements. Contact Student Services for more information.  
Career Pathways
A Career Pathway is a collective look at education and training, wage and outlook information for related occupations.  The Vantage Auto Body program can be part of the Career Pathways listed below. Whether a student is interested in going to college, getting a certificate or working right after high school, career pathways can be customized for any ambition or plan.  
These career pathways were developed around Ohio’s in-demand occupations, according to the July 2015 In-Demand Occupations. Secondary and post-secondary courses reflect career-tech programs approved by the Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Board of Regents. For additional career planning resources, visit
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Contact Us
Please contact any of the individuals listed below to get more information about the program. 
Mike Villena
Mike Villena
Auto Body Repair
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2163
Ted Verhoff
Ted Verhoff
Career Tech Supervisor
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2161
Tonya Temple
Tonya Temple
Student Services Coordinator
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2160
vantage career center
Address: 818 N Franklin St. Van Wert, OH 45891  |  Phone: (419) 238-5411
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