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In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Transfer and Credit Options section and on the Transfer Credit Request Form (PDF), your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:
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The Pre-Employment Auto Body Repair programs take just 15 weeks to prepare you for an entry-level position in the auto body trade. Studies include industry regulations, component removal and installation, substrate preparations, and basic sheet metal repair.
Graduates of the program can challenge the first period apprenticeship related theory examination for the Auto Body Technician program.
Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.
Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.
Students in the Pre-employment Auto Body Repair program will receive all the technical training normally obtained in the first period of a traditional apprenticeship program, including
NAIT's Auto Body program is the largest provider of auto body training for apprentices and non-apprentices in Alberta. NAIT provides technical training to meet Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training's (AIT) instructional requirements.
After securing employment, students may continue on to apprentice as an auto body technician in NAIT's Auto Body Technician program.
Graduates are typically employed by:
Experienced auto body technicians can move into supervisory positions, start their own businesses or become damage appraisers for insurance companies.
Graduates of the program who choose to continue on to Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) to apprentice as an auto body technician can receive AIT's accreditation for the technical training component of first period Auto Body Technician program. To challenge the first period apprenticeship related theory examination, students must meet the specific attendance and mark criteria as set out by AIT. A fee of $150 must be paid to AIT.
Auto body technicians who hold a valid trade certificate from Alberta or from another Canadian province or territory can apply to write the Motor Vehicle Body Repairer Interprovincial Exam. If they are successful, they can then be granted a Red Seal under the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program. The Red Seal is recognized throughout most of Canada.
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Some NAIT programs are unavailable to international students because they do not meet eligibility for a study permit or Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP).
International applicants seeking permissions to take this program can contact a NAIT Academic Advisor – International to discuss options.
The Pre-employment Auto Body Repair program prepares you for an entry-level position in the auto body trade.
Get an inside look at NAIT Auto Body Repair students competing in the 2021 Provincial Skills Canada Competition.
Learn how to register through Alberta Post-Secondary Application System (APAS) or begin the application process.
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