Auto Body Program

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Auto Body Course Schedule

CourseBeg. DateEnd DateDaysTimeTotal HoursCost
Introduction to Auto Body RepairFall Dates
to be announced

I-CAR Industry Alliance Classes

South Piedmont offers classes from I-CAR, the largest certifying organization in the automotive repair field. Classes are offered on the L.L. Polk Campus in Polkton and students receive in-depth training in the classroom as well as hands-on training in the lab. There are 50 different I-CAR Alliance classes available at SPCC, which offers at least two of them at a time. The cost for each class is very reasonable.

Industry-trained technicians make an average of 15 to 20 percent more than untrained technicians and more and more shops are requiring I-CAR training of their employees. It is very difficult to get a start in Auto Body without proper training.

“Our I-CAR curriculum allows us to educate beginners, as well as technicians that just want to sharpen their skills to keep up with today’s modern vehicles,” Winfrey said. “With our I-Car Professional development training, we give students a head start as they seek employment on an entry-level.”

Robert Winfrey, SPCC’s Auto Body instructor, has 39 years’ experience in the auto body repair field, he is also an I-Car certified Instructor, Auto Body Technician and is an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Certified Technician, a published author and a member of both the Coalition for Collision Repair Excellence and the Collision Hub for educators. He is a show-winning auto body painter, a former NASCAR crew member and owns his own auto body shop.

Job placement assistance is available and we face a high demand for younger technicians nationwide. I-Car certifications are good in the USA, Canada, New Zealand and Puerto Rico.

State-of-the-Art Auto Body Equipment

To learn more about I-CAR programs at SPCC, contact Robert Winfrey, 704-272-5464 or 704-254-3574 or Kristen Griffin, 704-290-5223

For more information about I-CAR in general, visit