Auto Body and Collision Technician Apprenticeship

Campus Kelowna
Delivery Full-Time
Credential Apprenticeship
Notes

Formerly called the Motor Vehicle Body Repairer Apprenticeship program.

Level 1 = 5 weeks
Level 2 = 5 weeks
Level 3 = 6 weeks
Level 4 = 6 weeks
As of April 1, 2021, apprentices who complete the Automotive Collision and Refinishing common core Level 1 can enter Level 2 of of the Auto Body and Collision Technician Apprenticeship program and/or Level 2 of the Automotive Refinishing Technician Apprenticeship program.

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Apprenticeship Description

Auto Body and Collision Technicians repair and restore damaged motor vehicles, assess body damage and develop repair estimates and repair plans.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are dependent on the apprenticeship level you are entering.

Program Details

Level 1 Program Outline
  • safety
  • tools and equipment
  • oxygen/acetylene welding
  • mig welding
  • sheet metal repair
  • plastics and composites
  • surface preparation
  • auto body construction components
Level 1 Tuition and Fees
  • Tuition only - $571.85
  • Ancillary fees - College - $65.45 
  • Ancillary fees - Student Association - $20.45
  • Health and dental - N/A 
  • TOTAL – $657.75
Level 1 Required Textbooks and Supplies
  • Collision Repair and Refinishing 3rd Edition $224.79, plus 5% GST. Price is subject to change. Textbooks are available at the OC Campus Store by contacting 250-762-5445 ext. 4586 or ordering online.
  • coveralls
  • CSA-certified steel-toed work boots
  • binder

The College will supply eye, hearing and respiratory protection as well as tools for Level 1 students.

Note for all levels: government-issued picture ID is required to write the provincial and national exams: driver’s licence, photo ID or valid passport. Student ID cards are not acceptable.

Level 1 Program Outline
  • perform safety-related functions
  • use tools and equipment
  • use welding equipment
  • organize and use documentation
  • use communication and mentoring techniques
  • remove and install vehicle components
  • prepare surfaces
  • use repair materials and equipment
  • apply refinishing materials
  • remove, repair and install metal panels and components
  • remove, repair and install plastic and composite panels and components
  • detail exterior
Level 1 Tuition and Fees
  • Tuition only - $816.62
  • Ancillary fees - College - $91.56
  • Ancillary fees - Student Association - $29.19
  • Health and dental - N/A 
  • Total – $937.37
Level 1 Required Textbooks and Supplies
  • Collision Repair and Refinishing: a foundation course for technicians, $224.79, plus 5% GST. Price is subject to change. Textbooks are available at the OC Campus Store by contacting 250-762-5445 ext. 4586 or ordering online.
  • coveralls
  • CSA-certified steel-toed work boots
  • binder

The College will supply eye, hearing and respiratory protection as well as tools.

For all levels, government-issued picture ID is required to write the provincial and national exams: driver’s licence, photo ID or valid passport. Student ID cards are not acceptable.

Level 2 Program Outline
  • mig welding
  • sheet metal repair
  • plastics and composites
  • mechanical components
Tuition and fees for Level 2 apprentices
  • Tuition only: $571.85
  • Ancillary fees - College: $65.45 
  • Ancillary Fees - student association: $20.45
  • Health and dental : N/A 
  • Total: $657.75
Required Textbooks and Supplies for Level 2
  • Collision Repair and Refinishing 3rd Edition $224.79, plus 5% GST. Price is subject to change. Textbooks are available at the OC Campus Store by contacting 250-762-5445 ext. 4586 or ordering online.
  • coveralls
  • CSA-certified steel-toed work boots
  • binder
  • Eye, hearing and respiratory protection
  • Cartridge respirators

Note for all levels: government-issued picture ID is required to write the provincial and national exams: driver’s licence, photo ID or valid passport. Student ID cards are not acceptable.

Level 2 Program Outline
  • use tools and equipment
  • use welding equipment
  • organize work and use documentation
  • use repair materials and equipment
  • apply refinishing materials
  • perform post refinishing functions
  • remove, repair and install metal panels and components
  • remove, repair and install plastic and composite panels and components
  • apply corrosion protection and sound deadening materials
  • remove, install and repair structural and laminated glass
  • remove and install non-structural glass, repair and replace interior components
Tuition and fees for Level 2 apprentices
  • Tuition only: $699.96
  • Ancillary fees - College: $80.10
  • Ancillary Fees - student association: $25.02
  • Health and dental : N/A 
  • Total: $805.08
Required Textbooks and Supplies for Level 2
  • Collision Repair and Refinishing: a foundation course for technicians, $224.79, plus 5% GST. Price is subject to change. Textbooks are available at the OC Campus Store by contacting 250-762-5445 ext. 4586 or ordering online.
  • coveralls
  • CSA-certified steel-toed work boots
  • binder
  • eye, hearing and respiratory protection
  • cartridge respirators

The College will supply eye, hearing and respiratory protection as well as tools. For all levels, government-issued picture ID is required to write the provincial and national exams: driver’s licence, photo ID or valid passport. Student ID cards are not acceptable. 

Level 3 Program Outline
  • structural repair
  • suspension and steering
  • insurance and industry liaison
Tuition and fees for Level 3 apprentices
  • Tuition only: $686.22
  • Ancillary fees - College: $78.54 
  • Ancillary fees - student association: $24.54
  • Health and dental - N/A 
  • Total: $789.30
Required Textbooks and Supplies for Level 3
  • Collision Repair and Refinishing 3rd Edition $224.79, plus 5% GST. Price is subject to change. Textbooks are available at the OC Campus Store by contacting 250-762-5445 ext. 4586 or ordering online.
  • coveralls
  • CSA-certified steel-toed work boots
  • binder
  • Eye, hearing and respiratory protection
  • Cartridge respirators

Note for all levels: government-issued picture ID is required to write the provincial and national exams: driver’s licence, photo ID or valid passport. Student ID cards are not acceptable.

Level 3 Program Outline
  • use tools and equipment
  • use welding equipment
  • organize work and use documentation
  • perform final inspection
  • prepare for structural repair
  • remove, repair and install structural components
  • deactivate and reactivate alternate fuel systems
  • remove and install mechanical components
  • remove, repair and install electrical and electric components
  • service supplemental restraint systems
Tuition and fees for Level 3 apprentices
  • Tuition only: $699.96
  • Ancillary fees - College: $80.10
  • Ancillary fees - student association: $25.02
  • Health and dental - N/A 
  • Total: $805.08
Required Textbooks and Supplies for Level 3
  • Collision Repair and Refinishing: a foundation course for technicians, $224.79, plus 5% GST. Price is subject to change. Textbooks are available at the OC Campus Store by contacting 250-762-5445 ext. 4586 or ordering online.
  • coveralls
  • CSA-certified steel-toed work boots
  • binder

Note for all levels: government-issued picture ID is required to write the provincial and national exams: driver’s licence, photo ID or valid passport. Student ID cards are not acceptable. The College will supply eye, hearing and respiratory protection as well as tools.

Level 4 Program Outline
  • use tools and equipment
  • organize work and use documentation
  • use communication and mentoring techniques
  • perform final inspection
  • prepare for structural repair
  • remove, repair and install structural components
  • remove and install mechanical components
  • remove, repair and install electrical and electronic components 
Tuition and fees for Level 4 apprentices
  • Tuition only: $699.96
  • Ancillary fees - College: $80.10 
  • Ancillary fees - student association: $25.02
  • Health and dental - N/A 
  • Total: $805.08
Required Textbooks and Supplies for Level 3
  • Collision Repair and Refinishing: a foundation course for technicians, $224.79, plus 5% GST. Price is subject to change. Textbooks are available at the OC Campus Store by contacting 250-762-5445 ext. 4586 or ordering online.
  • coveralls
  • CSA-certified steel-toed work boots
  • binder

The College will supply eye, hearing and respiratory protection as well as tools. For all levels, government-issued picture ID is required to write the provincial and national exams: driver’s licence, photo ID or valid passport. Student ID cards are not acceptable.

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Admission Requirements

  • Registered as an apprentice with ITA BC.
  • Must be working for an employer with at least one qualified journeyperson. 
  • Not registered as an apprentice? Ask your employer to register you as an apprentice with the Industry Training Authority (ITA). It’s free, simple, and can be completed within a few minutes online or printed and mailed to the ITA Head Office. More details can be found at www.itabc.ca

 

Financial Incentives

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant provides direct support to apprentices in the first two years of an approved apprenticeship training program (Red Seal trades). The taxable grant is $1,000 for Level 1 and $1,000 for Level 2. This grant is only available after you have completed the specified level of technical training and have a specific number of work-based hours on your ITA transcript.

The Apprenticeship Completion Grant is a $3,000 taxable cash grant for apprentices who complete their apprenticeship training and obtain Red Seal endorsement or a provincial/territorial certificate of qualification in a designated Red Seal trade. Apprentices can apply twice; once after their first year of training, and one more time after their second year.

Note: this grant is not available to students in the Professional Cook and/or Baker Apprenticeship programs.

The Apprenticeship Completion Grant is a $2,000 taxable cash grant for apprentices who complete their apprenticeship training and obtain Red Seal endorsement or a provincial/territorial certificate of qualification in a designated Red Seal trade.

WorkBC Apprenticeship Supports

Apprentice financial supports are available to eligible apprentices while they’re completing their classroom apprenticeship training. Apprentices may be able for supports which cover costs such as child card, transportation, disability, and more. Once an apprentice completes the WorkBC application online, a 16-digit reference code will be emailed to them. Use the 16-digit reference code for the Service Canada EI application. 

Service Canada EI Application

Apprentices attending full-time technical training (sometimes referred to as block-release training), they may be eligible to receive Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while unemployed and attending your course. Refer to the Service Canada website for application details.

Apprentices registered in a Red Seal trade apprenticeship program who meet the eligibility requirements may receive up to $4,000 in loans per period of technical training. The purpose of the CAL is to provide apprentices registered in Red Seal trades with loans to assist with the costs to attend technical training.

The LNG Canada Trades Training Fund is available for application by employers on behalf of their apprentices who are high-demand trades. Funding can be requested for apprenticeship training, foundation training as well as specialized, technical and managerial training. Only small companies with 20 employees or less, who are supporting apprenticeship in the demand trades, are eligible.

The federal government will now provide tax recognition for the costs that many employed tradespeople incur to provide their own tools in their employment duties. A deduction (up to a maximum of $500/year) will be allowed for the total cost of new tools acquired by an employed tradesperson in a tax year in excess of $1000. Employer will need to certify that the employee is required to obtain those tools for use in employment activities.

Apprentices who complete their third and four year of any apprenticeship program may be eligible for a tax credit. The apprentice will receive the tax credit when they file their annual income taxes. Apprentices will be eligible for a tax credit of $2,000 for completing Level 3 and a credit for $2,500 for completing Level 4 of any apprenticeship. For more information visit www.sbr.gov.bc.ca

Your T2202A tax form is available online via myOkanagan on the last day of February.
To access your tax form:

  1. Login to myOkanagan
  2. Username: 300XXXXXX@stu.oc
  3. Password: birthdate (mmddyyyy) (you will be asked to update your password the first time you login)
  4. Click the "T2202A Tax Form" link under Online Services

If you have any problems accessing your myOkanagan account, please call IT Services at 1-866-839-4032 or complete an online myOkanagan password reset request.

 

 

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