This course provides the Level 3 technical training component of the provincial Auto Body and Collision Technician apprentice program.
In this course students learn to prepare for structural repairs including structural measuring and component removal. Advanced welding is a focus including squeeze-type resistance spot welding (STRSW), bronze welding, and multi-position steel structural welding. Students receive hands-on training for repair, replacement, and sectioning procedures for welded-on, weld-bonded and rivet-bonded body panels. Mechanical components such as; heating, cooling, climate control, powertrain, exhaust, fuel systems and the deactivation/reactivation of alternate fuel systems are also addressed.
Additionally, basic electrical component diagnosis and repair, supplemental restrain systems, pre/post-scanning, damage estimating, and final inspections are explored.
Students achieving a VCC grade of 70% or greater are eligible for the ITA Standardized Written Exam. The VCC training grade is blended with the ITA Exam mark at 80%/20% to determine an overall final grade.
Students achieving a blended grade of 70% or greater are eligible to:
- receive ITA Technical Training credit for Auto Body and Collision Technician Level 3
- advance to Auto Body and Collision Technician Level 4
Course code: ACAP 3002
Length: 180.0 hours
PrerequisitesStudents must be registered with the Industry Training Authority of B.C. (ITA) and have received an Apprentice Identification number; and
ACAP 2002 Auto Body and Collision Technician Apprentice Level 2, or
ACAP 2003 Auto Body and Collision Technician Apprentice Level 2 (E-pprentice), or
ACAP 2001 Automotive Collision Repair Technician Level 2 (pre-April 2021)*
*Note: Students transitioning from the pre-April 2021 MVBR program are subject to a co-requisite for this course. Please refer to Course Co-requisites.
CorequisitesStudents transitioning from the pre-April 2021 MVBR program (Automotive Collision Repair Technician Level 2) are subject to a gap-training module as a co-requisite for this course. This 36-hour module may include online self-study material and additional face-to-face instruction, and must be successfully completed during this course.
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.