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Auto Body Technician (Part-time studies)

School of Transportation Certificate

This program is also available on campus. For more information visit the program page.

Program Overview

Do you like working on cars? Want to get into the workforce quickly? Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Auto Body Technician program could be a great fit for you. The program prepares you for work in auto body shops, auto dealerships and private garages.

The job involves bending, standing and lifting heavy equipment. But it’s also creative work—a good eye for colour and detail will ensure your skills are in demand.

Auto Body Technician is a one-year certificate program offered on campus in Saskatoon and in Regina. The program gives you a solid foundation in the knowledge and skills you’ll need to work in motor vehicle body repair and refinishing. You’ll get practical training in:

  • basic and advanced metal work;
  • basic and advanced painting;
  • benchwork and safe working procedures;
  • door servicing, glass installation and electrical systems;
  • front sheet metal and plastic material repair;
  • industry communications and math;
  • welding.

Hands-On Learning

You’ll learn from experienced instructors and get practical experience in Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s well-equipped auto body shops. You’ll hammer out dings, paint a vehicle, install a glass windshield, align a bumper and more. You’ll also spend two weeks in an auto body repair shop getting a first-hand taste of the job.

A Head Start on Apprenticeship

Your Saskatchewan Polytechnic certificate will gain you advanced standing as an apprentice in the Motor Vehicle Body Repairer trade. You’ll need to find a job in the trade and register as an apprentice. There are a lot of benefits to apprenticeship—including greater mobility and earning power. Learn more at Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC).

International applicants are not currently considered for admission to this program.

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Courses currently offered through part-time studies

Fundamental Communication Skills (COMM-127CE)
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