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This 38-week (1140 hours) program takes students with little or no previous experience in the automotive collision trade and supplies them with the necessary skills to seek employment in this industry. Instruction in subject matters includes: Automotive Collision Repair and Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician, allowing students the opportunity to enter one of three different apprenticeships. The main focus of the program is the development of practical skills. The program includes a two-week industry work placement. Graduates of this program will receive an Okanagan College program certificate, Level 1 Technical Training credit and 625 work-based training hours towards one of the two trades from the Industry Training Authority. The Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician credential is the prerequisite for the Automotive Refinishing and Paint apprenticeship.
A minimum of 50% in any of:
The TEA mathematics Test scores are only good for two (2) years.
Applicants who have not satisfied the Math requirement within the last seven (7) years must write the Trades Entrance Assessment (TEA) Mathematics test and must receive a minimum of 50%.
Program Schedule: September to May
Textbooks: $300 approximately
Minimum passing grade per component is 70%.
Trades and Apprenticeship
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Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 03/05/2021