2017-18 Calendar

Collision Repair and Refinishing Diploma

This two-year diploma program is designed for students who wish to obtain employment in the automotive industry as an Automotive Collision Repair Technician, Refinishing Preparation Technician or Auto Glass Technician. The program begins by providing the student with the first year of apprenticeship training followed by second-year courses that focus on industry required skills in estimating, office skills and entrepreneurship.

This unique program provides training in four technical areas that include automotive refinishing preparation, automotive refinishing, automotive collision repair and auto glass repair and replacement. Each of these areas will be covered providing the graduate with completion of four modules of level one technical training. Upon successful completion of the technical training, students will be eligible to write the provincial Industry Training Authority standardized examinations.

Admission Requirements

  • B.C. secondary school graduation, or equivalent, or 19 years of age and out of secondary school for at least one year as of the first day of classes.
  • English 11 with minimum 50% or alternatives.
  • A minimum 50% in one of:
    • Mathematics Grade 10
    • Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-calculus Grade 10
    • Both Adult Basic Education MATH 071/072
    • Or a minimum of 50% in the ABLE mathematics test.

Relevant trades experience may be assessed for entry into this program.

Year Two entry - A student who has successfully completed the Collision Repair/Refinishing Prep Technician Foundation Program within the previous five years is also eligible for admittance into the second year of this diploma program.

Graduation Requirements

Graduates must complete the 22 courses with a minimum passing grade of 60% in each course.

Students must achieve an average grade of no less than 70% in each year.

Graduates receive an Okanagan College Collision Repair and Refinishing Diploma.

Program Area:

Trades and Apprenticeship

Campus (Intake):

  • Kelowna (Sep)




  • Full-Time



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Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 01/20/2018