Refinish your career. This program, which leads to journey status, incorporates class time, work on real cars in a functioning shop, and a challenging work experience placement. Students are trained to apply and demonstrate collision refinishing prep skills in VCC's well-equipped autobody shop. Earn apprenticeship qualifications.
The major portion of class time is devoted to theory, which is presented by means of lectures, demonstrations, and occasional guest speakers and field trips. Students work both individually and in groups. Written evaluation of course content is required of all students. Students are required to apply and demonstrate collision refinishing prep skills in our collision shop in a manner that conforms to industry standards. A segment of the program (four weeks) is set aside for student work experience. The objective of the work experience is to place students temporarily in a challenging work environment requiring the application of the skills learned in the program.
This five-month program covers the following topics:
Tools and equipment
Air transformers and hoses
Spray booths, bake oven, heat lamps
Paint preparation and application (complete, blends and spot repair)
Paint repairing and colour matching
Classes are generally held Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. (subject to change).
The first step, apply early. Students who have officially applied and met all admission requirements are sent a letter of acceptance approximately four to five months in advance of the next available start date. A first payment is required to reserve a space in the program.
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Fees and Other Costs
College initiative fee
Student union fee
Student union health plan fee
Student union dental plan fee
A Deposit is due 3 weeks after acceptance into a class. Remaining balance is due 3 months prior to start date of training. Fees are refunded according to the Refund Policy.
Material fee: $167.60 Refundable tool and coverall deposit: $85 Textbook: $165 Tool Set: $350
- Fees are approximate and subject to change without notice. Students making advanced payments for programs/courses or installment payments for current programs, will be required to pay increased rates. The application fee is non-refundable. For more information, see withdrawals and refunds specific to this program.
Note: All course/program information including course/program content, length, admission requirements, prerequisites, start/end dates, postponements and/or cancellation is subject to change without notice.