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Entry Level Automotive Collision and Refinishing Program

If you have any questions about how a course or program is delivered, you can check the Trades website, email the Department Chair or email the Trades & Apprenticeship office:

Apprenticeship: apprenticeship@okanagan.bc.ca
Foundation and General Interest: trades@okanagan.bc.ca

This 36-week (1080 hour) program has been designed to take a student with little or no previous experience in the automotive collision repair trades and supply them with the necessary skills to seek employment in this industry as an apprentice. Courses in this program follow the Industry training authority's automotive Collision and Refinishing common core level 1 and will introduce students to the many aspects of the automotive collision repair trades with a focus on developing practical skills.

Graduates of this program will receive Industry Training Authority (ITA) credit for Automotive Collision and Refinishing common core level 1 technical training and will also receive 625 work-based hours towards either their Automotive Collision Repair apprenticeship or 450 hours toward their Automotive Refinishing apprenticeship but not both.

Admissions 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 10 with minimum 50% or alternatives.
  • Math requirement:

A minimum of 50% in any of:

    • Mathematics 10
    • Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 10
    • Workplace Mathematics 10
    • Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10
    • Adult Basic Education MATH 071 and MATH 072

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 Outline

CLSN 101 Safety in the Collision Repair Industry
CLSN 102 Documentation and Communication in the Workplace
CLSN 103 Tools and Equipment
CLSN 104 Vehicle Construction and Components
CLSN 105 Prepare Surfaces
CLSN 106 Welding and Heating Equipment
CLSN 107 Sheet Metal Repair
CLSN 108 Plastic and Composites
CLSN 109 Repair Materials, Refinishing Coatings and Equipment
CLSN 110 Panel Replacement
CLSN 111 Mechanical
CLSN 112 Pre-Delivery
CLSN 113 Preparation for Employment
CLSN 114 Automotive Collision and Refinishing Level1 Exam
CLSN 115 Industry Work Term

Program Schedule: September to May

Textbooks: $194. 49 approximately

Graduation Requirement

Minimum passing grade is a GGA of seventy per cent (70%) with no less than fifty per cent (50%) per course.

Program Area:

Trades and Apprenticeship

Campus (Intake):

  • Kelowna (Sep)




  • Full-Time


2022-23: $5,544.20

  • Fees include all mandatory fees: Activity fee, Health & Dental, Student Association fee, Education Technology fee,Development fee.
  • All amounts are approximate and are subject to change.
  • International students will pay International tuition fees


This program is student loan eligible.

Click here to view the Training Schedule for up-to-date intake dates.

Department Website

Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 12/07/2022