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Launch your career in the trades with training to qualify you to become an Automotive Refinishing or Collision Repair Technician. You’ll learn about repairing and restoring damaged vehicles; mixing paints and using spray guns to apply primer, base coats and clear coats. Earn your level 1 technical training credit and work-based training hours toward your Interprovincial (Red Seal) certification when you register as an apprentice. Gain valuable skills through theory and applied learning in NIC’s classroom and shop located in Campbell River and then, thanks to the support of our Industry Partner CSN-Reliable Auto Body, advance your skills in a world-class shop setting in Courtenay.
Check out an overview of the program with instructor Miles Hemingway or explore our Recruiter-Advisor video.
Funding is available to cover the cost of training for qualified applicants. Funding eligibility is reviewed as part of the application process. Application fee for this program has been covered by grant funding. To start your application, click apply now and follow EducationPlannerBC's instructions. When you reach the review and submit screen, click the “I have an approved application fee waiver” radio button and add NIC2021MC in the Waiver Code box to have the application fee waived.
The program webpages contain extensive information about curriculum, admission, highlights, costs and schedule. Please email your question here if you cannot find what you are looking for on the program page. Be sure to note your program of interest in the subject line. Alternatively, you can make an appointment to meet with an advisor through the online booking system.
This program will give you the ability to approach all aspects of the collision repair process, from assessing damage to creating repair plans, repairing collision damage and applying coatings. Collision and refinishing brings together a lot of different automotive work, including mechanical and electrical, with the fine finishing work to restore damaged vehicles.
Miles Hemingway, NIC Auto Collision and Refinishing instructor