Automotive Collision Repair Technician E-pprentice

CREDENTIAL: Apprenticeship

Minimize time away from the workplace by completing the majority of your automotive collision repair apprenticeship training in a flexible, collaborative, online environment.

Tuition: *
Credential: Apprenticeship
Hours: Full-time
Delivery: Class-based
Program Flyer: Download
Campus: Broadway Broadway
Start Dates: Varies

What to expect

  • The E-pprentice option allows students to complete technical training with less time away from home (2 – 3 weeks as opposed to 5 – 6  weeks).
  • A majority of the theory portion of the courses happens online, at your convenience over approximately 4 months (approximately 3-6 hours per week of self-paced study). 
  • Students then, attend VCC for a reduced 2-3 week face-to-face practical component and testing.
  • Students should be computer savvy, self-disciplined and have an updated computer with access to high-speed internet.

Admission requirements


  • 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.

Courses *

*Note: As per the Harmonized program, ACAP 3001 will be replaced with ACAP 3003 (Auto Body and Collision Technician Apprentice Level 3 (E-pprentice), 9 credits) in April 2023. Level 4 (ACAP 4003) will be available starting April 2024 through the Harmonized program.

Prior learning assessment and recognition

Applicants who have relevant work experience (in B.C. or elsewhere) or previous trades training could qualify for credit toward their apprenticeship program. Learn more

ACAP 1001 Auto Collision Repair Technician Apprentice Level 1 (no longer offered) 5.5
ACAP 2001 Auto Collision Repair Technician Apprentice Level 2 (no longer offered) 5.5
ACAP 3001 Auto Collision Repair Technician Apprentice Level 3 7

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Vancouver, B.C., V5T 4V5
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ACAP 2001 Jan  
ACAP 3001 Jan