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Automotive Body Repair and Repainting

Code 5717
SectorMotorized Equipment Maintenance (10)
Number of credits106
Length of training1590 hours
StatusProgram approved in 1998.
Educational organizations offering the program
This program is offered in French: 
5217 - Carrosserie

Program objectives

To enable the students to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to repair damaged mechanical parts; to realign automobile frames and chassis; to weld and repair plastics; to estimate the cost of repairs; to do painting and touch-ups; to apply paint and finishes.

Admission conditions

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators (9536)
Motor vehicle body repairers (7322)

Job titles

motor vehicle body repairer
automotive body painter
car painter – manufacturing

Functional prerequisites

A person who has reached the age of 18 can be admitted to a program of study leading to a Diploma of vocational studies (DVS) based on functional prerequisites. These prerequisites, in place for those aged at least 18 years at the start date declared for the vocational training program, are: successful completion of the general development test (GDT) and obtaining and passing the tests relative to the specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics, if applicable.

This table indicates the new course codes for common core basic education (CCBE) and diversified basic education (DBE) required for the specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics for the targeted program of study. In the cases where the new course codes for the CCBE and the DBE are in progressive implementation, the old codes are indicated in parenthesis and are still valid. The equivalent course codes in basic education in the youth sector are also indicated in the table. When a DVS does not require any specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a (-) will be displayed in the appropriate field. Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty (AVS) programs.

Specific prerequisites
Language of instructionSecond languageMathematics
3101-1 3102-2 (3070-3)632-306 -  - 2102-3 (2007-2)063-206 563-206

Program content

Code Statement of competency Hours Credits
840-012 Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process 30 2
840-021 Apply occupational health and safety concepts in a body shop 15 1
840-032 Interpret plans and draw patterns 30 2
840-044 Do general body-shop work 60 4
840-052 Explain the construction features of motor vehicles 30 2
840-063 Weld and cut metals, using the oxytacetylene and plasma-arc processes 45 3
840-076 Make replacement parts 90 6
840-085 Repair dented panels 75 5
840-095 MIG-weld and spot-weld different metals 75 5
840-103 Repair electric circuits 45 3
840-114 Repair, replace and reinstall accessories and mechanical and electrical components 60 4
840-122 Weld and bond plastics 30 2
840-133 Replace and repair windows, windshields, and interior and exterior trim 45 3
840-153 Repair holes and tears in fiberglass panels 45 3
840-154 Repair dented panels with plastic and lead 60 4
840-168 Prepare a vehicle for painting 120 8
840-174 Match paint colours 60 4
840-188 Paint vehicles 120 8
840-192 Prepare a vehicle for delivery 30 2
840-214 Replace removable body parts 60 4
840-217 Replace, remove and reinstall mechanical parts 105 7
840-222 Remove and install cooling and air conditioning systems 30 2
840-235 Repair perforated, torn and collision-damaged steel or aluminum panels 75 5
840-253 Measure and check vehicle frames and chassis 45 3
840-258 Repair welded structural components 120 8
840-261 Use job-search techniques 15 1
840-275 Enter the work force 75 5
1590 106