Program OverviewPrinter Friendly
The Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairer program will focus on techniques and materials for all aspects of auto body repair, including components, frames, panels, grills, holes, dents and other surface repairs.
To be eligible for the Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairer program, you must be currently employed as an apprentice.
During in-class training, you'll be required to successfully complete the following courses:
- Applied Work Practices
- Body Frame and Structure
- Applied Mechanical
- The Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairer program will take an earn-while-you-learn approach, with in-school training preparing you for an on-the-job component.
- Professors have extensive and current industry experience.
- The state-of-the-art facilities in which you'll learn are housed at the province's largest transportation training centre, Ashtonbee Campus.
- You may qualify for income support while in school through Employment Insurance Canada benefits or training allowance.
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Career Options and Education Pathways
Career Options and Education PathwaysPrinter Friendly
- Auto body and collision damage repairer
- Damage repair appraiser
- Insurance estimator
- Automotive painter
- Automotive restoration technician
- Auto body repair technician
- Commercial vehicle body repair and painting technician
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
An Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent is required for all apprenticeship programs. You cannot apply directly to the college or to ontariocolleges.ca for admission to this apprenticeship program. For general information about apprenticeship registration, please contact the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.
Safety Requirements• CSA approved safety shoes (Leather type)
• Safety glasses with clear lenses and side shields
• Ear plugs
• Appropriate clothing
• Welding gloves
• Auto darkening MIG welding helmet
How to Apply
How to ApplyPrinter Friendly
For information about apprenticeship or apprenticeship registration, please contact the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. You must be currently employed as an apprentice.
Apprentices do not apply directly to Centennial College or at ontariocolleges.ca.
Apprenticeship and Adjustment Branch
625 Church Street
Toronto, ON M7A 2B5
Or call one of two area offices:
Metro East: 905-837-7722
Metro West: 905-279-7333
To attend apprenticeship training, you must be employed at a shop and registered as an apprentice for this trade. When it is your time, the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development will invite you to attend in school apprenticeship training. You cannot apply on your own.