The Auto Body Repair and Refinishing program is a 40-week offering, which includes a 6-week work practicum, that will open the doors to a career in the auto body industry. The program allows students to gain the fundamental knowledge required to launch a career as a Red Seal Auto Body Collision Repair or Automotive Refinishing Technician, also known as an Automotive Painter. You will then be ready to start your journey as a registered Apprentice, which will prepare you to return to school for level 2 of the traditional apprenticeship pathway.
Graduates will receive an Auto Body Repair and Refinishing Certificate of Qualification and the following credits:
- Level 1 Technical Training credit plus 625 hours towards the Harmonized Auto Body and Collision Technician apprenticeship program.
- Level 1 Technical Training credit plus 450 hours towards Harmonized Automotive Refinishing Technician apprenticeship program.
Technical Training credit will be applied once you become a registered apprentice with SkilledTradesBC.
You’ll spend approximately 50% of your on-campus schedule gaining hands-on practice in a spacious and well laid out state-of-the-art auto body shop outfitted with the latest equipment. Classroom and shop instruction will be facilitated by faculty with years of industry experience, who are committed to helping you succeed and maximize your skills. Faculty will also assist students with practicum placements at various collision repair facilities throughout the lower mainland.
Topics covered will include:
- Occupational Skills and Safety
- Tools and Equipment
- Sheet Metal Repair
- Plastics and Composites
- Surface Preparation
- Auto Body Construction and Components
- Next up Entrance Requirements
Auto Collision Repair and Refinishing programs
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