The Automotive Technician Refinishing Level 2 program provides students with the technical training required to attain Red Seal certification as an automotive painter (automotive refinishing technician).
The Automotive Technician Refinishing Program process requires time spent on the job and in-school training. This apprenticeship program generally takes two years to complete, including 3,300 workplace hours and 300 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.
Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to work on vehicle surfaces, restoring vehicle finishes after body repairs have been performed, and using fillers, primers, and surfacers for the refinishing process. Additionally, students will further develop their skills learning to remove layers of old coatings; matching colors; mixing paints; preparing surfaces for painting by spot filling, sanding, and masking; applying primers, primer surfacers, base coats, single-stage, and clear coats; cleaning and polishing painted surfaces, and applying protective coatings.
Upon successful completion of Automotive Collision and Refinishing Common Core Level 1 and Automotive Refinishing Technician Level 2, 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 credential from SkilledTradesBC:
- Automotive Refinishing Technician Certificate of Qualification with Interprovincial Red Seal endorsement
- Automotive Refinishing Technician Certificate of Apprenticeship
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