Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician Apprenticeship

Description

"Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician" means a person who removes parts, masks, performs chemical cleaning, applies putty, sands, primes and prepares an automobile, truck or bus for the Automotive Refinishing Technincian in a safe and environmentally sound manner.

Admission Requirements

  • You must be a registered apprentice within BC.
  • Those wishing to enter the apprenticeship program must be working with a qualified journeyperson in the collision repair trade. Once the employer agrees to take on the apprentice, the Industry Training Authority (ITA) sets up an agreement for apprenticeship between the apprentice, the employer and the ITA.
  • For more information on the Apprenticeship Programs and to view the schedule and apply on line visit OC Apprenticeship Programs

Program Outline

Apprentices are required to attend 4 weeks of technical training courses during this 1-year apprenticeship.
  • Personal Safety
  • Guns and Equipment
  • Handling of Vehicle Components
  • Surface Preparation
  • Solvents
  • Undercoats
  • Solvents
  • Restoring Corrosion Protection
  • Understanding Topcoat Materials
  • Paint Repairs
  • Paint Problems
  • Masking Procedures
  • Treatment of Automotive Plastics
  • Pre Delivery
  • Future Trends and Technological Changes

Employment Opportunities

Upon completion of training, graduates will write the Certificate of Qualification Examination.  Successful completion grants the apprentice with the Certificate of Qualification as a Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician.  Graduates of this trade can continue to pursue training as an Automotive Painter.

Program Fees

  • For tuition information visit Apprenticeship Tuition Fees.
  • Students must supply approved safety boots and coveralls.
  • Income support for apprentices attending technician-training courses is provided by Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) through regular employment insurance eligibility.
  • For financial and other useful documents visit Important Documents

How to Apply

For information on becoming an Apprentice or to schedule your technical training, visit the OC Apprenticeship Programs section of the web site.

Program Contact

Apprenticeship Office
Tel: (250) 762-5445 Extension 4880 or 1-800-621-3038