This program combines online learning with real hands on experience in a local Auto Collision repair shop.   The day typically starts with the student working on the online theory portion of the program.  In the afternoon the student would be in the shop.  Throughout the program an instructor from VCC would come to the community and work with the student(s) on specific hands on program requirements


Automotive Collision Repair Technicians are one of the more in demand trades currently according to the BC Labour Market Review.  Students that go through this program are regularly hired in the Comox Valley.

Past graduates have worked for companies in town such as;
Courtenay Collision, CSN Reliable, TC Valley Collision Ltd, Willy’s Collision


An Autobody and Repair Technician apprentice must complete a four-year program including 6450 workplace hours and 750 in-school hours of training completed in four levels of training, each for ten weeks. After completion and achievement of a passing grade, the apprentice will hold the B.C. Certificate of Apprenticeship, B.C. Certificate of Qualification, and the Inter provincial Standard Endorsement also known as Red Seal.


Local Auto Collision Repair Shop
(Hands on component)

Sandwick Technical School
(VCC scheduled Instructor Visits – Dates TBD)

Program Start Date: February

Program Length: Semester 2

Note: The program does NOT follow the Comox Valley School’s Calendar.  There is NO spring break.


If you will complete any of the following applications digitally, make sure you download and save them to your computer first before completing. You can use the Fill & Sign feature in Adobe Acrobat Reader to sign it.

FILLABLE - District Application - Trades 2020 (Can be done at home and brought to Careers Teacher)

FILLABLE - Grade 12 SLP - Fall 2020 (Can be started at home and brought to Careers Teacher)

ITA Youth Train In Trades Application Form (To completed once accepted to program)

NIC Trades Application -Sample Only (See a school's Careers Department for actual one)