Auto Body Courses

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 

MEC2010:       Detail 

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 

MEC3020:       Appraisal 

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 

MEC3220:       Glass 

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 

ABA3410:        Substrates 

ABA3415:        Fillers 

ABA3420:        Surface Preparation 

ABA3425:        Masking 

ABA3430:        Undercoating 

ABA3425:        ABA Practicum A 

ABA3440:        ABA Practicum B 

ABA3445:        ABA Practicum C​

Last modified on

Friday, Sept 24 is a system-wide non-instructional day so there are no classes for CBE students. Have a safe long weekend and please continue to follow all public health measures #WeAreCBE

RT @UsihChristopher: We all recognize the benefits of in-person learning. We are doing everything we can to minimize transmission of COVID-19 in our schools. We NEED your help! To all employees and students (who are eligible): Please get vaccinated as quickly as possible. Thanks for sharing message!

Thank you @JackJamesHS for sharing information about the history of Treaty 7 on the anniversary of its signing #WeAreCBE #WeAreAllTreatyPeople

RT @Indigenous_cbe: Today is fall equinox - a time when daylight & nighttime share the sky equally. Today is also Treaty 7 Day - the 144th anniversary of the signing of Treaty 7. The 🌞 & 🌙s equality today teaches us how to honour the walking together in equal partnership. #welcomeoko

A number of CBE schools have participated in #StudentVoteCanada last week and today to learn about democracy in action #WeAreCBE

RT @NickleCBE: Drive by and check out our new trees! Grade 7 Environmental Stewardship class planted 7 trees in front of our school (purchased by EcoClub last year). We are excited to be adding to the biodiversity of our community! #WeAreCBE #getoutside #environmentstewards @NickleParents

We’ve reviewed the new health measures announced by government and provided an update to CBE families #yycbe #WeAreCBE

RT @ohscbe: It is definitely looking like fall out there! Our Grade 6s are learning about the autumnal equinox occurring on Sept 22, which marks the change of the season! #SkyScience #WeAreCBE

Thank you to all of the CBE students involved in the safety patrol program. We must all work together to ensure student and pedestrian/wheeler safety on the roads and pathways near our schools. #WeAreCBE

Today’s Board of Trustees public meeting will be held virtually starting at noon. We invite you to stream the meeting online #yycbe