Auto Body and Collision Technician Apprentice

CREDENTIAL: Apprenticeship

Learn to assess auto body damage and perform industry-standard surface and structural repairs, while working your way up to a B.C. trade certificate.

Tuition: *
Credential: Apprenticeship
Hours: Full-time
Delivery: Class-based and Online
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Campus: Broadway Broadway
Start Dates: Varies
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What you will learn

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • How to review damage reports and estimates.
  • How to analyze and diagnose structural damage.
  • How to fix exterior damage and replace body components.
  • How to fix interior seats, carpets and floorboards.
  • How to inspect and test-drive vehicles for proper alignment and handling.

What to expect

This program is offered in on-campus and online formats. On campus instruction may include hybrid (on campus/online) components. Each level must be completed in the format you registered for, but you may switch formats when starting a new level.

Admission requirements


  • A valid SkilledTradesBC ID number
  • A current employer and sponsor. Note: Every registered apprentice has both an employer and a sponsor. The employer hires you and pays for your work; the sponsor commits to helping you get opportunities to learn on the job and reports on your progress. In most cases, the employer and sponsor are the same person or organization.


  • This program is available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Program options for international students can be found at VCC International.
  • Applicants who self-identify as Indigenous are strongly encouraged to connect with VCC’s Indigenous Education and Community Engagement team to learn more about VCC’s Indigenous Enrolment policy, application preparation/completion, program advising, and a range of other individualized services.
  • Applicants must be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school. (Some exceptions may apply.)
  • Applicants must submit official transcripts and educational documents as required by their course or program.
  • Before applying to VCC, you will need an official apprenticeship number with SkilledTradesBC. Use this ID number when enrolling at VCC.

Missing prerequisites? Learn more about VCC's tuition-free academic upgrading or English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, or discover which university transfer options are right for you.

Recommended Characteristics

  • Analytical
  • Coordinated
  • Resourceful
  • Systematic

Courses *

Prior learning assessment and recognition

Applicants who have relevant work experience (in B.C. or elsewhere) or previous trades training may be eligible to write challenge exams for levels of technical training through SkilledTrades BC.

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