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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.
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: $194. 49 approximately
Minimum passing grade is a GGA of seventy per cent (70%) with no less than fifty per cent (50%) per course.
Trades and Apprenticeship
This program is student loan eligible.
Click here to view the Training Schedule for up-to-date intake dates.
Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 12/07/2022