Short Term Programs
Auto Body Repair
Motor vehicle body repairers repair and restore damaged motor vehicle body parts and interior finishing; repaint body surfaces; and repair and/or replace automotive glass. They are employed by automobile dealerships, automobile body repair shops and automobile appraisal centres. This unit group also includes metal repairers who repair defective automobile body parts and damage to the bodies of newly assembled cars.
Do you like working with cars? Do you need to formalize your auto repair skills? The Auto Body Repair program helps students gain experience and knowledge about how to repair and replace front end components, body components, doors and frames, and under body components. Students will also develop individual career action plans that guide them while achieving their career goals.
This program provides students with an understanding of the many job possibilities and related requirements for employment in the industry, as well as providing some basic hands-on skills development.
Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Minimum Grade 10 with a Grade 10 math.
Applicants with a lower level may be considered depending on their experience and may be subject to a CAAT assessment for placement.
Note: Some employers may ask require a grade 12 to advance in management roles.
Copy of your high school transcripts and any other certificates that have been obtained prior to the program start date.
Good eyesight, hearing, manual dexterity, and physical agility for many jobs.
This 10 week program, students can expect to attend 30 hours/week of classes.
8 weeks of classroom and hands-on training.
2 weeks of direct work experience.
Additional at home independent learning is not necessary.
Tuition and Fees
Dependent on location.
Students can expect to pay little to no fees depending on location and circumstances involved in training (sponsors, LFD).
ABRP 100 – Orientation and Safety
ABRP 110 – Essential Skills
ABRP 120 – Workplace Skills 1 – Component Removal and Installation
ABRP 130 – Workplace Skills 2 – Preparation, Painting, and Detailing
ABRP 150 – Career Planning
ABRP 160 – Work Placement/Special Project
What to Expect
Students in this course can expect to be at one of our Trade’s Centre’s. We recommend bringing a bagged lunch as eating out can be expensive if done every day. Transportation to the Trades Centre’s depends on location, for some buses may be available; for those who drive parking might be limited; or, if either aren’t an option, catch a ride with a classmate!
This program can be physically demanding, being in good physical condition is recommended. Students can also expect to receive relevant PPE.
Students must pass all courses in the program to graduate.
The assessment method is pass/fail
Full attendance is necessary to complete all course work.
Any person who successfully completes this program would receive 300 hours of trade time credit towards a Motor Vehicle Body Repairer apprenticeship.
There are four (4) levels of apprenticeship in this trade. To graduate from each level of the apprenticeship program, an apprentice must successfully complete the required technical training and compile enough on-the-job experience to total at least 1800 hours each year. Total trade time required is 7200 hours and at least 4 years in the trade.
Individuals may chose to specialize in the Automotive Painter sub-trade with the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission.
For more information about this trade, click here.
Graduates will find entry-level work in the auto body repair industry. Employment cant be found at manufacturers, dealerships, or, private businesses.
Saskatchewan Wage/Hour (NOC 7322)
*for more information of related job titles and duties, click here.
SIIT is currently not legislated to accept International Students. You must be a Canadian resident to apply.
English Language Benchmark
To be admitted into this program you must be able to understand and communicate in English (Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment of six – CLB6).
Strong preference is given to those who are status First Nation but programs are open to anyone.
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