careers for the automotive and transportation industries

Automotive Refinishing Prep & Auto Body
Technician Training in Surrey

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This program combines two areas of study available at Automotive Training Center (ATC) to provide comprehensive training to students who wish to pursue auto body careers in Surrey.

ATC’s Automotive Refinishing Prep and Auto Body Technician Training Program in Surrey, BC

This in-depth program offered by Automotive Training Center (ATC) covers all aspects of the diagnosis, repair and prep servicing a vehicle requires before it goes in for paint refinishing. ATC’s Surrey campus is conveniently located near downtown and features a classroom as well as a body shop, two garages and a paint booth.

Students will graduate fully equipped with the knowledge and hands-on experience needed for a successful auto body career. The courses in this combined program cover a wide variety of topics, including:

  • Introduction to the Automotive Industry and shop safety
  • Automotive detailing
  • Automotive refinishing prep tools and shop procedures
  • Surface preparation
  • Small dent repair
  • Priming
  • Plastic parts refinishing
  • Masking procedures
  • Introduction to refinishing procedures
  • Welding technology
  • Sheet metal repair
  • Vehicle construction technology
  • Plastic repair technology
  • Basic and advanced metal work
  • Plastic body material repair
  • Auto body painting and refinishing
  • Glass removal and installation
  • Welding
  • Door Servicing

Refinishing Prep & Auto Body Technician Job Description and Projected Demand in Surrey, BC

Graduates of ATC’s automotive refinishing prep and auto body technician program will be prepared for professional positions in:

  • New and pre-owned car dealerships
  • Garages
  • Specialty repair shops
  • Custom paint shops
  • Retail auto body collision repair facilities
  • Custom auto body specialty shops
  • Mobile dent repair companies
  • Heavy duty truck collision repair facilities
  • Auto glass specialty shops

In this challenging career, auto body/refinishing prep technicians perform a wide range of duties on the job, including:

  • Removing parts, damaged fenders, doors, panels, and grills
  • Repairing the structure of vehicles
  • Removing and replacing damaged auto glass
  • Removing dents, buckles, and other defects
  • Repairing and replacing doors, front-end body, and under body components
  • Straightening bent or twisted frames and weld metal parts
  • Filling damaged areas with body fillers
  • Filing, grinding, sanding, and smoothing repaired body surfaces as well as repainting repaired surfaces
  • Repairing or replacing interior components such as seats, carpets, and floorboard insulation
  • Aiming headlights and aligning wheels

There’s a steady demand for highly trained auto body professionals in Surrey. Auto body technicians earn an average of $44,000 per year in Canada, and students who choose this career path will have the option of working independently and contracting their services to various automotive businesses – or even opening their very own body shop!

Want to become a skilled, in-demand auto body professional? Enroll at ATC Surrey today!