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Auto Body Repair Techniques Certificate

Auto Body Repair Techniques Certificate

Fanshawe College, Canada

About This Program

Interested in entering the auto body repair field in Ontario? This Auto Body Repair Techniques is a one-year Ontario College Certificate program that will prepare you to do so.

The curriculum focuses on practical skills used by Entry-level auto body repairers for;

  • Welding;
  • Refinishing;
  • Body and frame repair.

You will also learn how to assess vehicle damage and develop repair estimates.


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This Auto Body Repair Techniques Certificate program is divided into 15-week terms.  You must complete a minimum of 9 credits to meet the Program Residency requirement and graduate.

If you are a Filipino Citizen, there is no need to sit for any Secure English Language Test such as the IELTS or PTE if you are going to enroll in Fanshawe College UNLESS:

  • The programme explicitly requires it OR;.
  • You intend to apply under the Study Direct Stream procedure.

In keeping with protocol of the college, your application will be given preference if the college receives your application by February 1.  After this date, Fanshawe College will consider all applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full. 


You will be well prepared to enter the labour market as an Auto Body Apprentice after graduation. If you wish to speed up your apprenticeship, you may want to sit for the Ontario College of Trades Apprentice Training Standard.

An alternative to taking the apprenticeship is to work in the following careers:

  • Estimator;
  • Insurance company appraiser;
  • Aftermarket supply company.



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Learning Outcomes

Once you've completed the program, you would be able to show the following skills:

  • Under appropriate supervision, repair, refinish damage to automotive bodies and frames. You will also be able to inspect and repair vehicle safety devices;
  • Under appropriate supervision, use diagnostic equipment and basic repair techniques to service:
    • Automotive power trains;
    • Tires and rims;
    • Fuel and electrical systems;
    • Heating, air conditioning and cooling systems.
  • Repair rust on vehicles and apply corrosion protection where appropriate;
  • Access information to remain current with advanced trade techniques in auto body repair;
  • Assess vehicle damage and provide repair estimates to clients;
  • Perform basic auto body business accounting to calculate inventory, damage and repair estimates;
  • Make ethical business decisions when conducting sales and interacting with clients;
  • Effectively communicate to build and maintain client relationships.


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Course Info

Course Code : ABT1

College : School of Transportation Technology and Apprenticeship

Duration : One year

Qualifications Level : Ontario College Certificate

Fees :

All fees listed below are quoted in Canadian Dollar (CAD). The actual costs for 2019/2020 are still being determined. The costs below are for 2018/2019 and for estimation purposes only.

Expense ABT1 Level 1 ABT1 Level 2
Total Fees due per Term 7,727.21 7,727.21
Tuition Fee 6,818.50 6,818.50
Student Activity Fee 85.45 85.45
Bus Pass Fee 121.04 121.04
Health Insurance Fee 398.09 398.09
Fitness Centre Fee 32.00 32.00
Other Mandatory non-tuition fees 272.13 272.13

These are the estimated general exenses you might incur. These are not included in the Fee Invoice.

General Expenses
Expense ABT1 Level 1 ABT1 Level 2
General Expenses Total 889.95 450.00
Books 214.95 0.00
Expendable Supplies 150.00 150.00
Uniform and Minor Equipment 350.00 50.00
Optional Expenses 175.00 250.00


The following are other Mandatory non-tuition fees for London Campus day-time and weekend programs:

  • Athletics fee ($44.49, includes $0.50 for entrance/achievement awards)
  • Student service fee ($31.54)
  • Career Services fee (22.91)
  • Alumni fee ($7.33)
  • Development fee ($28)
  • Student campus improvement fee ($10)
  • Campus safety fee ($2)
  • Health services fee ($8.24)
  • Student building fee ($21)
  • Technology fee ($96.62)

Take note of the following:

  • The above figures represent what Fanshawe College expects will be your reasonable international fees;
  • These fees are subject to change. The college will make every effort to provide you with as much advance notice as possible when fees change.

Intake Dates :

There are two intake dates per year:

  • September (Fall Semester);
  • January (Winter Semester).

IVC however, accepts applications for an intake date up to 9 months before the start of classes.  This preparation period includes:

  • Ensuring you have a place in the program.
  • Review by the department/school for your eligibility;
  • Processing by the Admissions Office of the college;
  • Enrollment;
  • Processing of insurance;
  • Seeking accommodation;
  • Processing of your student visa application.

The long period will also allow you sufficient time to:

  • Review for the English language proficiency exam if you intend to apply under the SDS;
  • Collate your documents;
  • Put together funds for the initial Tuition Fee payment and maintenance funds.

So be sure you apply early!  After all, you deserve the best professional service we can offer.

Entry Criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations of Fanshawe College:

  • You must have completed the equivalent of an Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED).  If you are a Mature Applicant, you must have completed the appropriate preparation.
  • As an international student, you must be able to demonstrate a level of English competency. Your test must be from a SELT taken within the last two years prior to your application. You must therefore meet the minimum scores in ANY of the following tests:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 550 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT);
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands;
    • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands;
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53.

Requirements are different if you intend to apply under the Study Direct Stream. Call our IVC Office at +63917 529 8472 to speak with a Migration Associate regarding this. 

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