John Verdugo “When I think about studying automotive, the first idea that comes to mind is making engines run. However, when I think about my car, I think about how it looks.”

John Verdugo is the lead instructor in the Auto/Body program at Santa Monica College. If you would like a career centered around making automobile bodies look good, as well as safe and solid, this is the program for you.

Southern California is one of the automobile capitals of the world. Choosing a life’s work that involves the automobile will insure an ever changing and exciting occupation now and in the future.

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