Collision Repair/Refinishing Prep Technician

Learn how to rescue cars!

There is no shortage of cars around needing rescue.  Whether it’s the restoration of classic cars, simple dent or scratch removals or the complete makeovers of major fender benders; we have employers contacting us on a regular basis looking for grads.  Let the expertise of our instructors, state-of-the-art tools, equipment and shop provide you with the skills, knowledge and abilities that employers are looking for.

Our Automotive Collision Repair/Refinishing Prep program has combined Automotive Collision Repair and Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician  curriculum to give students the option to choose from 2 different apprenticeships on their graduation.

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Program Details:
 38 weeks (1140 hours)
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fridays 8:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Outcomes:  Graduates of this program will receive Industry Training Authority (ITA) credit for Level 1 Apprenticeship technical training for both Auto Collision Repair and Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician. The Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician credential is the prerequisite for the Automotive Refinishing and Paint apprenticeship. Graduates of this program may also be granted practical credit from the Industry Training Authority.

Employment Opportunities: Graduates find employment with major and privately owned autobody dealerships and service shops. They can also find work as auto glass technicians, insurance estimators and be self-employed.

Location: Kelowna Campus 

Training Schedule: Intake Dates   

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Employers all over the province are seeking trained grads   State of the art shops equipment and tools

Choose from 3 different career paths as a graduate of this program  Students learn from instructors who have the expertise level that make them highly employable