There are four course levels with increasing amount of skill development; Explore, Specialized, Credentialed and Auto Body Pre-apprenticeship. In most cases, a student will earn 6 credits at the Explore level and 10 credits in each of the Specialized and Credentialed levels. Auto Body Apprenticeship is only available after the Exploratory and Specialized courses have been completed or with a teacher recommendation.
- Awareness: To create an appreciation of the auto body industry.
- Communication: To develop communication skills when relating to customers, employees and employers.
- Personal Skills: To promote self-esteem, confidence, and automotive experience through skill development in the auto body industry.
- Applied Technology: To develop proficiency in the use of materials and various tools within a class setting and career technology for employment in an auto body or refinishing shop setting.
A theory component will be included with each module. The mark for that module has a theory percentage included.
1. Explore Level
Students will have the opportunity to grow their knowledge of Auto Body through use of in class theory, direct hands on instruction and experience. Students will be able to complete a selection of the following 10 courses. This course selection is based on the personal learning plan of the student.
HCS 3000: Workplace Safety Systems
MEC1015: Mechanics Tools and Materials
MEC1160: Structures and Materials
MEC1170: Metal Forming and Finishing
MEC1165: Mechanics Welding Fundamentals
MEC1190: Surface Preparation 1
MEC1010: Modes and Mechanisms
MEC1020: Vehicle Service and Care
MEC1910: Mech Project A
2. Specialized Level
Students will have the opportunity to work on real customer vehicles while doing course required projects. Theory and hands on skills will continue to provide improvement in Auto Body experience. Students have the following 10 courses to complete. Course selection is based on the personal learning plan of the student.
MEC3010: Workplace Safety Systems
MEC3160: Repair Estimation
MEC2180: Trim Replacement
MEC2220: Interior Repairs
MEC2020: Vehicle Maintenance
MEC3010: Buying and Selling a Vehicle
MEC2170: Metal Repair
MEC2190: Surface Preparation 2
MEC2200: Refinishing 1
3. Credential Level
Students will have the opportunity to work on real customer vehicles. Students can complete a selection of the following 11 courses. Course selection is based on the personal learning plan of the student.
MEC3170: Damage Analysis
MEC3180: Damage Repair 1
MEC3190: Damage Repair 2
MEC3210: Plastic and Fibreglass
MEC3200: Refinishing 2
MEC3230: Refinishing 3
MEC2210: Touch Up
MEC2910: Mech Project B
MEC2920: Mech Project C
MEC2930: Mech Project D
4. Auto Body Apprenticeship
Students will have the opportunity to work on real customer vehicles and do the requirements for the first year Auto Body Apprenticeship course. Students must have completed the Explore and Specialized pathways before attempting the selection of the following courses:
ABA3900: Apprenticeship Safety
ABA3400: Batteries, Trim and Tools
ABA3405: Component Maintenance
ABA3420: Surface Preparation
ABA3425: ABA Practicum A
ABA3440: ABA Practicum B
ABA3445: ABA Practicum C