Auto Body Repair Techniques 8405

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Established as Toronto's first public college in 1966, Centennial College offers programs in business, communications, community and health studies, science and engineering technology, general arts, hospitality and transportation.
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Program code: 8405
School: School of Transportation
Credential: Ontario College Certificate
Program Type: Post-secondary program
Program Length: 36 weeks/ 3 semesters
Start Date: Fall
Location: Ashtonbee Campus
Tel: 416-289-5000 ext.5035

Housed within Canada's Transportation Training Hub, this program opens the door to a career in the auto body industry – even if you have no previous experience.

You will acquire the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to ensure you have a competitive edge in the auto body repair field.

Auto Body Repair Techniques provides training based on the apprenticeship curriculum, with some valuable additions leading to a Centennial College Certificate. The course areas include workplace practices, body & frame repair, welding, refinishing, mechanical systems, health & safety in the workplace, computers, math and communications.

Our commitment to the pursuit of excellence in the delivery of education and training has lead to the assessment of the program by the Canadian Automotive Repair and Service Council (CARS). The CARS National Accreditation Board has endorsed the program’s full compliance with the national industry standards since 2001.

Please note: We will admit admit applicants who have successfully completed Grade 12 Workplace, College, or University entry level English, to this program.

Sculpt, buff and redesign some of the sleekest exteriors. From technical studies where you’ll gain experience in welding using MIG and oxy-acetylene equipment, auto body and frame repair, refinishing procedures and related mechanical systems to learning how to make a car stand out with a new paint job, you’ll be ready to apply your skills and leave your mark.

Semester 1 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
BODY-101 Applied Work Practices and Procedures 1 Ashtonbee Campus
BODY-102 Body and Frame Repair 1 Ashtonbee Campus
BODY-103 Refinishing 1 Ashtonbee Campus
BODY-104 Applied Mechanical Systems 1 Ashtonbee Campus
GNED-126 Occupational Health and Safety Ashtonbee Campus
MATH-132 Trade Related Mathematics Ashtonbee Campus

Semester 2 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
BODY-201 Applied Work Practices and Procedures 2 Ashtonbee Campus
BODY-202 Body and Frame Repair 2 Ashtonbee Campus
BODY-203 Refinishing 2 Ashtonbee Campus
BODY-204 Applied Mechanical Systems II Ashtonbee Campus
NE-205 Trade Related Communications Ashtonbee Campus

Semester 3 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
BODY-301 Applied Work Practices and Procedures 3 Ashtonbee Campus
BODY-302 Body and Frame Repair 3 Ashtonbee Campus
BODY-303 Refinishing 3 Ashtonbee Campus
BODY-304 Applied Mechanical Systems 3 Ashtonbee Campus
NE-305 Computers for Autobody Technicians Ashtonbee Campus

Program Highlights
  • You will gain a certificate that is highly recognized by the auto industry and the knowledge and skills to make you more employable
  • Faculty that is committed to student success and helps to maximize graduates’ skills
  • The program is industry-driven through an active Program Advisory Committee providing insights on current industry developments and practices
  • You will learn in a spacious, state-of-the-art auto body repair lab with new equipment
  • You will be taught by faculty that have many years of experience in the Industry
  • Graduates may have an opportunity to apply for credit toward their apprenticeship requirements
  • Accreditation

Put the power in your hands. Our Auto Body Repair Techniques curriculum was modelled on the apprenticeship in-school program, so you’ll spend about 40 per cent of your schedule in hands-on practice in our cutting-edge labs.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent,  or mature student status (19 years or older)
Academic Requirements
Career Outlook
Program graduates are prepared to work as:
  • Auto Body Repair
  • Automotive Painting
  • Automotive Restoration
  • Commercial Vehicle Body Repair & Painting
  • Damage Repair Appraising
  • Insurance Estimating
FAQ's for Apprentices

Jobs - Trillium Automobile Dealers Assoc.

Jobs- Collision Industry

Financial Aid for Apprentices and Employers

Get ready to launch your career from 0 to 100 in 36 weeks. Graduates have the opportunity to gain credit toward their apprenticeship requirements.

Find careers as an auto body apprentice, apprentice painter, service advisor or appraisal trainee parts technician.