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Motor vehicle collision repair technicians restore damage to exterior and interior of motor vehicles.
An automotive collision repair technician's tasks include:
The program consists of 43 weeks of full-time studies which includes basic theory and related information, along with hands-on shop assignments and practices. The program is laid out in a manner that provides Foundation, or Level 1 apprentice training during the first 30 weeks, followed by 5 weeks of Level 2 apprentice training, and finishing the final 6 weeks with Level 3 apprentice training. Also included in the program is a two week work practicum at an Auto Body Repair Shop after the completion of Level 1 training.
You must be in good physical condition; have good colour vision and be free from respiratory problems; must be non-allergic to paint and thinners. If you have medical or physical difficulties, you should contact the Disability Resource Centre to arrange an interview (telephone interview if out of town) with the Institute's rehabilitation specialist, 604-451-6963.
Upon successful completion of this program, you will receive full credit for technical training requirements in the provincial Automotive Collision Repair Technician Apprenticeship and the Inter-provincial Red Seal Endorsement for Motor Vehicle Body Repair Technician.
You will be scheduled to write your foundation exam. The next step is to complete the required workplace hours and submit them to the Industry Training Authority (ITA). Once you have all of the required hours submitted, you will be scheduled to write the Inter-provincial Red Seal exam. Please visit the ITA website for more information.
Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.
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