• Take an apprenticeship to become an auto body repair technician - 2020/2021

    Today's auto body mechanic needs sophisticated and specialized skills to keep our vehicles safe and on the road. If you're excited by the opportunity to begin an in-demand and dynamic career, the Auto Body Repairer Apprentice (Branch II – Block Release) [Apprenticeship] program will give you the skills necessary to drive your dreams forward.

    You'll learn about the different types of materials used in the construction and repair of automobiles and gain confidence in using the materials and tools available to repair damaged vehicles. You'll test your skills on everything from large-scale refinishing repairs such as complete paint jobs to detailing finishes and colour matching. You'll also complete an apprenticeship component of the program, allowing you to earn real cash while testing your skills out in the real world, on real vehicles, with your future colleagues and business partners.

    If your interests in fixing vehicles are diverse and you're not sure if this is the right program for you, book a tour today and find out where your career dreams can take you.

     

  • Courses

    Auto Body Repairer Apprentice (Branch II)-2020/2021

    Level 1
    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
    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.

    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 8 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program

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