SPECIAL NOTICE: In order to maintain physical distancing and comply with public health regulations, Fanshawe may deliver this program through a blend of online and face to face classes this fall, where Ministry-approved. Students will need to have technology necessary to complete online learning and this may include a webcam, internet access and a computer. Please consult your Program Coordinator for applicability to your level of study.

Overview - 2020/2021

For January 2020 and later dates, please see ABC6, Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairer [Apprenticeship].

These days, repairing motor vehicles takes more than getting your hands dirty. Today’s vehicles are complex, computerized machines that take skill and specialized training to repair. If you’re interested in a rewarding and in-demand career that requires cutting-edge training to develop highly valued skills, this program is for you.

You’ll restore, repair and replace auto body parts and interior finishing. You’ll also assess damage and estimate the cost of repairs. Plus, you’ll operate welding equipment, while learning the skills necessary to prepare and refinish today's high-end top coats.

Vehicle technology is constantly changing so top-notch skills and a commitment to continued learning are required for career success. If you’re willing to evolve alongside new vehicle repair technology, then the opportunities for a rewarding and satisfying career are endless.

The program also requires an apprenticeship component where you'll solve real vehicle problems in a real working garage, auto body shop or dealership.

If you're ready to work and want to combine training with earning power, consider an apprenticeship where you mix workplace-based training under the direction of experienced workers with shorter lengths of classroom or online training.

 

This is an apprenticeship program.
You cannot apply to this program through ontariocolleges.ca.

Applicants need a sponsor/employer.
Your sponsor/employer must register you with:

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Apprenticeship/Client Services
72-1200 Commissioners Road East 
London, Ontario, N5Z 4R3 
519-675-7788
MAESD is responsible for scheduling your in-school training at Fanshawe College.

More information about Apprenticeships at Fanshawe.

Employment Ontario
This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada.

 

Courses

Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairer-2020/2021

Level 1 - Basic
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
ATBR-1001Applied Work Practices3
This course when completed will enable students to identify work related hazards and to work in a manner where he/she is not a danger to themselves or others in the work environment. Students will learn all aspects of WHMIS training and will recall the information at annual intervals in the workplace. Students will study acts and laws pertaining to the trade in auto collision body repair. Students will utilize classroom knowledge to work safely with proper hand tools and various shop equipment. Students will also be able to identify types of fastening, sealing, and hardware used within the auto body collision repair trade.
ATBR-1002Welding2
This course when completed will enable students to properly use various forms of welding and cutting equipment in a safe a proficient manner. This includes performing oxy-acetylene fusion welding and cutting, the fundamentals of gas metal arc welding, and the capability of using a plasma arc cutter. Students will also be able to self evaluate their own work and make adjustments to improve their own welding personal techniques.
ATBR-1025Body Frame Structure4.5
This course when completed will enable the students to identify the various vehicle design concepts and manufacturing processes. Aspects of structural and non-structural panel construction will be discussed along with safety features related to bumper system function and design. Students will learn repair techniques such as metal finishing as well as the use of appropriate filler materials utilized in the repair of non-structural panels.
ATBR-1004Refinishing3
This course when completed will enable the students to identify the various vehicle design concepts and manufacturing processes. Aspects of structural and non-structural panel construction will be discussed along with safety features related to bumper system function and design. Students will learn repair techniques such as metal finishing as well as the use of appropriate filler materials utilized in the repair of non-structural panels.
ATBR-1024Applied Mechanical2.5
This course when completed will enable students to understand the basic fundamentals of PCs andhow to use them, electrical systems in vehicles including batteries, and how air conditioning systemsfunction. Students will understand the importance of refrigerant recovery. Students will also learn electrical circuit repair, circuit protection, and gain knowledge of tires and rims. Students will relate this knowledge and apply this while in the labs working in groups.

Level 2 - Intermed
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
WELD-3013Welding1.5
This course when completed will enable students to properly use various forms of welding equipmentin a safe and productive manner. This includes performing shielded metal arc welding, proficient gasmetal arc welding to the point of manufacturer's structural requirements, and the capability of using aresistance spot welder. Students will also be able to self evaluate their own work and make adjustmentsto improve their own welding personal techniques.
ATBR-3002Refinishing2
This course when completed will enable the students to build on basic level skills and gain aworking knowledge of several subject areas related to refinishing of modern vehicles. There is indepth coverage of several areas including the refinishing of plastic body components, the steps andprocedures required for overall complete vehicle refinishing, as well as the steps to perform vehicle detailing after refinishing work has been completed.
ATBR-3003Plastic Repair2
This course when completed will enable the students to identify the various families of plastics and their manufacturing processes. Aspects of plastic usage, component constructionwill be discussed along with conventional repair procedures for reinforced and non reinforcedplastics. Another major component of this course is mastering the skill of plastic welding.
ATBR-3004Body & Structure4
This course when completed will enable the students to gain a working knowledge of several subject areas related to the body and structure of modern vehicles. There is in depth coverageof several areas including corrosion protection and its benefits to vehicles, measuring systemsand their use on collision damaged vehicles, automotive glass design and enhancements andvehicle safety devices incorporated into the design of vehicles.
ATBR-3005Non-Structural Repair4
This course when completed will enable students to identify and perform non-structural repair procedures. Students will diagnose panel damage, recall information learned, and repair damage using sequential repair techniques, tools and work processes in a logicalmanner. Students will also obtain knowledge and perform steps on the replacement fundamentals of non-structural panels directly related to auto collision body repair.
ATBR-3006Applied Mechanical2
This course when completed will enable students to understand the function of the automotive cooling systems and to make educated decisions on troubleshooting faults.Students will obtain knowledge on the workings of vacuum, electrical series, parallel,and series parallel circuits. Students will learn procedures on the removal and installationof interior trim and vehicle dashboards. Student will also gain knowledge on the functionof fuel and exhaust systems of the combustion engine.

Level 3 - Advanced
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
ATBR-5001Damage Analysis & Estimating2
This course when completed will enable students to identify various forms of damage and analyze the extent of such damage using diagnosing concepts. Students will recall prior knowledge in measuring to locate structural damage patterns. Students will also learn, reproduce and understand how estimates are created in the trade of auto body collision repair.
ATBR-5002Body, Frame & Structure4
This course when completed will enable the students to gain a working knowledge of several subject areas related to the body and structure of modern vehicles. There is in depth coverage of several areas including aluminum repair and its impact on the industry, anchoring systems and their use in collision repair industry as well as vehicle structure and frame realignment.
ATBR-5003Structural Panel Replacement4
This course when completed will enable the students to identify structural components used in modernvehicle design. All aspects of structural panel replacement will be discussed as well as all aspects ofstructural sectioning and its affect on overall vehicle performance.
ATBR-5004Alignment1
This course when completed will enable the students to identify suspension and steering systemcomponents and determine recommended alignment angles. Diagnostic and testing procedureswill also be performed on components and systems to determine if they are functioning to manufacture specifications.
ATBR-5005Refinishing2
This course when completed will enable the students to perform advanced level skills and gain a working knowledge of several subject areas related to Refinishing of modern vehicles. There is in depth coverage of several areas including colour matching and blending techniques used for spot repairing. Also discussed are the preparation procedures and the materials used, as well as various masking techniquesand overspray removal.
ATBR-5006Applied Mechanical2
This course when completed will enable the students to perform advanced level skills and gain a working knowledge of several subject areas related to Refinishing of modern vehicles. There is in depth coverage of several areas including colour matching and blending techniques used for spot repairing. Also discussed are the preparation procedures and the materials used, as well as various masking techniquesand overspray removal.

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 12 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program

More Information - 2020/2021

Program Details

More details
Program Code
ABC5

Program Coordinator:

Mike Kennelly

Delivery
Apprenticeship
Credential
Ontario College Certificate

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