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This program delivers technical training required for employment as a Motor Vehicle Body Repair Technician (metal and paint).

The Motor Vehicle Body Repair Technician process requires time spent on the job and in-school training. This apprenticeship program generally takes four years to complete, including 6,750 workplace hours and 480 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.

The program

For those currently sponsored by an employer, the apprenticeship program includes the following outcomes:

Level Two Apprenticeship Training (five weeks):

  • Welding
  • Sheet Metal Repair
  • Plastics and Composites
  • Mechanical Components

Level Three Apprenticeship Training (six weeks):

  • Structural Repair
  • Suspension and Steering
  • Insurance Estimating
  • Refinishing

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Entrance Requirements

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Program Details

Graduating & Jobs

Upon successful completion of all three levels of BCIT’s Motor Vehicle Body Repair Technician 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:

  • Motor Vehicle Body Repairer (Automotive Collision Repair Technician) – Certificate of Qualification with Interprovincial Red Seal endorsement
  • Motor Vehicle Body Repairer (Automotive Collision Repair Technician) – Certificate of Apprenticeship

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