The Auto Body Repair Technician program is a two-year offering that will open the doors to a career in the auto body industry and could lead to a managerial position or to successfully operating your own business.
Graduates will receive an Auto Body Repair Diploma and will be credited with Levels 1 and 2 of the Ontario Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairer (310B) Apprenticeship in school training. You apply for this Prior Learning Acknowledgement Recognition (PLAR) through your Ministry Training Consultant once you become a registered Apprentice.
Among covered topics will be:
- Personal and shop safety
- Vehicle and body construction
- Detailing and refinishing equipment maintenance
- Applied mechanical systems
- Trade tools and shop equipment
- Non-structural repair fundamentals
- Refinishing surface preparation
- Oxyacetylene and gas metal arc welding
- Plastic repair and refinishing
- Non-structural panel repair and measuring
- Automotive glass and safety devices
- Non-structural panel replacement
- Refinishing top coat application
You'll spend approximately 40 per cent of your schedule gaining hands-on practice in a spacious and well laid out state-of-the-art auto body lab outfitted with new equipment. In this lab, you'll learn from faculty members with years of industry experience who are committed to seeing you succeed and to helping you maximize your skills.
As a Graduate, in two years you will have earned an Ontario College Diploma and the first two levels of in-class education in the Auto Body and Collision Damage Repair Apprenticeship. You will then be ready to start your journey as a registered Apprentice, which will prepare you to return to school for your level 3 on a traditional apprenticeship.