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What will I learn?

The Auto Body Repair Technician program is a two-year offering that will open the doors to a career in the auto body industry and could lead to a managerial position or to successfully operating your own business.

Graduates will receive an Auto Body Repair Diploma and will be credited with Levels 1 and 2 of the Ontario Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairer (310B) Apprenticeship in school training. You apply for this Prior Learning Acknowledgement Recognition (PLAR) through your Ministry Training Consultant once you become a registered Apprentice.

Among covered topics will be:

Personal and shop safety
Vehicle and body construction
Detailing and refinishing equipment maintenance
Applied mechanical systems
Mathematics
Communication
Trade tools and shop equipment
Non-structural repair fundamentals
Refinishing surface preparation
Oxyacetylene and gas metal arc welding
Plastic repair and refinishing
Non-structural panel repair and measuring
Automotive glass and safety devices
Non-structural panel replacement
Refinishing top coat application

You'll spend approximately 40 per cent of your schedule gaining hands-on practice in a spacious and well laid out state-of-the-art auto body lab outfitted with new equipment. In this lab, you'll learn from faculty members with years of industry experience who are committed to seeing you succeed and to helping you maximize your skills.

Which department am I in?

School of Transportation

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$16,531.80 (US$ 12,991) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2021

Venue

Centennial College

Ashtonbee Campus,

75 Ashtonbee Road,

SCARBOROUGH,

Ontario (ON),

M1L 4C9, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)

English Language Requirements:

  • A TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 80+ (internet based with no test below 20)
  • IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0+ (with no single test score below 5.5)
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) with an overall band score of 60
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 51 plus
  • ITEP (International Test of English Proficiency) score of 3.7 plus.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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94% of employers revealed that they are either satisfied or very satisfied after hiring work-ready graduates from Centennial.

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