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.
Program delivery mode: blended
- This program will be delivered as a combination of online and on-campus learning. While some of your coursework will take place online, there will also be in-person sessions.
- Faculty will notify students of when their attendance on campus will be required.
Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.
- You will need access to a personal computer with video and microphone for the online portion of your program.
- See Student Technology and Discounts for general technology recommendations and negotiated discounts from BCIT partners.
Safety in shops
- Because this program will be delivered in a blended format, you will be required to attend shop activities in person. Our Occupational Health and Safety team has assessed our classrooms and shops to ensure we practice safe operating procedures in accordance with public health and safety guidelines as well as WorkSafeBC standards for post-secondary institutions. This is what we have done for automotive programs.
Services and support
- Our Student Services staff continue to offer advice, care, and support as needed to optimize your learning experience. Many services, including Student Health Services and Counselling and Student Development, are offering phone or virtual appointments to BCIT students.
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 ITA:
- 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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