This fall the Pennsylvania College of Technology will become one of the few colleges in the country to offer a degree in auto restoration, The Patriot-News reports.
It is almost a recession-proof industry to work on high-end classic cars, (college dean Colin) Williamson said. Unlike work in a body shop that often takes only days, restoration can take a year or longer and cost upward of $80,000, he said.
There are no computers or replacing a damaged fender with a new one, he said. Students will learn how to pound out dents and restore the cars to their original condition, he said.
Williamson expects the first class to have 18 to 20 students. They will have to take collision-repair courses the first year, he said. Only students with at least a B average can opt to take the restoration course the second year, he said.
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