Collision Repair Technician Certificate (now offered as Collision Repair/Refinishing Prep Technician)
Now offered as Collision Repair/Refinishing Prep Technician.
This 41-week (1,230 hour) program takes a student with little or no previous experience in the automotive collision repair trade and supplies them with the necessary skills to seek employment in this industry. Instruction in all subject matters relating to Levels 1, 2, and 3 Automotive Collision Repair apprenticeship is included Graduates of this program will receive Industry Training Authority (ITA) credit for all three levels of Apprenticeship technical training for Automotive Collision Repair. Graduates of this program may also be granted practical credit from the Industry Training Authority. Successful graduates are eligible to write the Inter-Provincial Red Seal Exam.
- 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 10 with minimum 50% or alternatives.
- Math requirement: Students graduating from secondary school in or prior to 2012: Mathematics 10 or an equivalent Intermediate Level Adult Basic Education Mathematics course, or an Trades Entrance Assessment (TEA) mathematics score of at least 50%. Students entering Grade 10 in or after 2010 and/or completing the new mathematics curriculum: One of: Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 10, Foundations of Mathematics or Pre-Calculus 10, or an equivalent Intermediate Level Adult Basic Education Mathematics course or an Trades Entrance Assessment (TEA) mathematics score of at least 50%.
Introduction to Collision Repair
Safety in the Collision Repair Industry
Cutting and Heating Technologies
Automotive Sheet Metal Repair Fundamentals
Composite Plastic Repair Technology
Topcoats for the Collision Technician
Unibody Panel Replacement and Sectioning
Full Frame Replacement and Sectioning
Corrosion Protection and NVH Technologies
Mechanical Components 1 - Heating/Cooling/HVAC
Mechanical Components 2 - Electrical Systems
Mechanical Components 3 - Hybrid Vehicle Technology
Mechanical Components 4 - Electronic Diagnostics
Mechanical Components 5 Restraint Systems
Mechanical Components 6 - Braking Systems
Mechanical Components 7 - Fuel & Exhaust Systems
Mechanical Components 8 - Drivetrain & Mounts
Structural Pulling and Straightening
Advanced Repair & Sectioning Techniques
Wheel Alignment & Damage Diagnosis
Business Management & Insurance Liasion
Graduates must complete the 38 courses with a minimum passing grade of 70% in each course.