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Auto Body, Collision and Refinishing

The Auto Body OYAP focuses on both Collision Damage Repair Technician and Automotive Painter. It is a program specifically designed to help students make a smooth successful transition from high school directly into their post-secondary Auto Body and Collision Damage Repair Technician apprenticeship. It is also the best course offered in our high schools to prepare students for a career as an Automotive Painter apprentice.

The OYAP Auto Body / Collision Repair Program focuses on:

  • Repairing and replacing automotive panels
  • Proper refinishing and re-painting techniques
  • Proper surface preparation
  • Gaining an understanding of various auto design structures
  • Proper health and safety techniques
  • The use of industry standard equipment and new technologies (waterborne paint)
  • Developing employability skills

Similar apprenticeship preparation certificate programs are also offered at local community colleges. They can cost approximately $2,500+.



Exemption Exam

Career Opportunities

Curriculum Information


Michael D'Agostino

Nelson High School

4 + Possible 2 or 4 credit Co-op (can also be done as a SHSM)

Semester 1: 2 credit autobody

Semester 2: 2 credits autobody and 2 co-op

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