This program delivers technical training required for employment as an Auto Body and Collision Technician (Formerly named Motor Vehicle Body Repair Technician)
The Auto Body and Collision Technician process requires time spent on the job and in-school training. This apprenticeship program generally takes four years to complete, including 6,450 workplace hours and 750 in-school hours.
After completion of training, students who receive a passing grade on interprovincial exams will be awarded the BC Certificate of Apprenticeship and the Certificate of Qualification with Red Seal Interprovincial Certification.
For those currently sponsored by an employer, the apprenticeship program will include courses in the following areas:
Performing safety-related functions, using tools and equipment, use of welding equipment, organizing work and documentation, removing and installing vehicle components, surface preparation, applying refinishing materials, detailing, remove and install structural glass, servicing SRS systems, structural repair, and servicing mechanical and electrical systems.
Upon successful completion of all four levels of BCIT’s Auto Body and Collision Technician Apprentice program, students will be eligible to write the Interprovincial Red Seal Exam. Upon successful completion of the Interprovincial Red Seal Exam, students will be awarded the following credentials from SkilledTradesBC:
- Auto Body and Collision Technician – Certificate of Qualification with Interprovincial Red Seal endorsement
- Auto Body and Collision Technician – Certificate of Apprenticeship
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