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The Auto Body Repair Techniques Program is a one-year program that opens the doors to an entry-level career in the auto body industry – even if you have no previous experience.
This program is based on the level 1 apprenticeship curriculum, with some valuable additions that lead to a Centennial College certificate. In the Auto Body Repair Techniques courses, you will acquire the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to ensure you have a competitive edge in the auto body repair field. Among covered topics are:
- Personal & Shop Safety
- Vehicle & Body Construction
- Detailing & Refinishing Equipment Maintenance
- Applied Mechanical Systems
- Communication Skills
- Trade Tools & Shop Equipment
- Non-Structural Repair Fundamentals
- Refinishing Surface Preparation
- Oxyacetylene & Gas Metal Arc Welding
You will spend about 40 percent of your schedule gaining hands-on practice in a spacious, state-of-the-art auto body lab outfitted with new equipment, learning from faculty members with years of industry experience who are committed to seeing you succeed and to helping you maximize your skills.
Once you complete your studies, you will have the opportunity to gain credit towards your apprenticeship requirements.
- The Auto Body Repair Techniques curriculum is modelled on the apprenticeship in-school level 1 program
- This School of Transportation program is industry driven thanks to an active program advisory committee that provides insight twice a year on current industry developments and practices
- You gain a certificate that is highly recognized by the auto industry, and the knowledge and skills to make you more employable
- The skills for which you are prepared include: Detailing and buffing, welding using MIG and oxyacetylene equipment, auto body and frame repair, refinishing procedures and remove and replace various mechanical components.
Program OutlinePrinter Friendly
Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
- Auto Body Repair Technician
- Automotive Restoration Technician
- Commercial Vehicle Body Repairer
- Automotive Detailer
- Damage Repair Appraiser
- Automotive Painter
- Insurance Estimator
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
To register for this Auto Body Repair Techniques Certificate program, you must have:
How to Apply
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1. Apply Online
Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.
If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.
If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.
All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.
2. Submit Documents
Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.
Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.
Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).
For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.
3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission
Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.
You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.
You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.
When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.
4. Pay Fees
Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.
You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.
5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)
Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.
Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April
Your web-registration will not open if:
You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.
Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2017.
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