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Introduction to Collision Repair

This course is offered for the student with limited experience who aspires to have a career in Auto Collision Repair Technology.
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9 weeks

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Collision Repair and Refinishing: A Foundation Course for Technicians

The Auto Collision Repair Technology program will include use of the latest Cengage material. Vale is an authorized Cengage training facility.


This course is offered for the student with limited experience who aspires to have a career in Auto Collision Repair Technology. After successfully completing this course, the student will have the skills and knowledge to become a body technician helper including performing outer body panel replacement and repairs and adjustments. The student will be able to analyze damage pertaining to auto collisions and determine direct and indirect damage for structural repair. Students learn basic and industry specific safety procedures.


Students are required to take the ACT WorkKeys and obtain a score a 4 in both reading and Math and an acceptable rating in the FIT and TALENT tests. Other assessment or college coursework can be accepted in place of WorkKeys.

Dates Offered: July 10 – September 8, 2017 (9 week course)

Week 1: The instructor will complete a brief review of the course outline to assist the student to select the appropriate training track (Collision Tech Helper or Painters Helper).

Weeks 2 – 9: The student will be in the classroom one half of the day and then in the shop for a half day gaining the hands-on experience they need. Vale uses a hands-on approach, visual aids and late model damaged vehicles.


Emphasis is given to new generation vehicles and the new products, materials, and accessories being manufactured today.

  • Collision Shop Safety
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Welding Procedures and Equipment
  • Paint Spray Guns and Techniques
  • Vehicle Construction
  • Measuring Structural Damage, Structural Parts
  • Replacement Estimating
  • Collision Damage and Damage Analysis
  • Corrosion Protection, Surface Preparation, Detailing, Understanding Refinishing
  • Equipment for the Refinishing Shop
  • Masking Materials and Procedures


Woodchester Collision
3089 Woodchester Dr.
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada L5L 1J2

For information on registering for this course, please contact:
Jeb Aarts


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