This E-pprentice/alternate delivery course provides the Level 3 technical training component of the Provincial Auto Body and Collision Technician apprentice program. It requires only 2 weeks of on-campus training as opposed to the 5 week traditional course format. This is made possible with self-paced online studies, workplace assignments, and focused competency-based on-campus experience. Note: On-campus training may be delivered in multiple sessions.
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 3003
Length: 250.0 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.