Automotive Refinishing Technician Apprentice Level 2 (E-pprentice) (APAP 2003)

This E-pprentice/alternate delivery course provides the Level 2 technical training component of the provincial Automotive Refinishing Technician apprentice program. It requires only 1-week of on-campus training plus a 1-week videoconference session as opposed to the 3-week traditional course format. This is made possible with self-paced online studies, workplace assignments, and focused competency-based on-campus experience.

In this course students learn application and troubleshooting techniques for sealers, basecoat/clearcoat, and multi-stage coatings including blending techniques for all. Alternate finishes such as matt, textured, marine, heavy equipment, aircraft, etc. are also addressed. Training features advanced operations and troubleshooting techniques for a variety of refinishing equipment including spray booths, mixing systems, solvent recycling machines, and drying/curing equipment. Additionally, students use OEM specifications and use estimating software to create estimates, use documentation techniques, maintain equipment maintenance and VOC logs, and the importance of the mentor role in the workplace.

Students achieving a grade of 70% or greater are eligible to:

- receive 90 hours ITA Technical Training credit
- write the ITA Interprovincial Red Seal Exam.
Course code: APAP 2003
Credits: 3.5
Length: 100.0 hours
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Students must be registered with the Industry Training Authority of BC (ITA) and have received an Apprentice Identification Number AND Successful completion of the Automotive Collision and Refinishing Foundation Certificate OR ACRP 1101 Automotive Collision and Refinishing Common Core Apprentice Level 1 OR Successful completion of the Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician Certificate (pre-April 2021) OR ARAP 1001 Auto Refinishing Prep Technician Apprentice Level 1 (pre-April 2021); Students transitioning from the pre-April 2021 program are subject to a co-requisite for this course.


Students transitioning from the pre-April 2021 program (Automotive Refinish Prep Technician or Automotive Refinish Prep Technician Foundation) are subject to an 8-hour gap-training module, which may include online self-study material and additional face-to-face instruction.

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