Enter the workforce with confidence
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:
- body shops
- truck repair shops
- industrial painting shops
- automotive supply firms
- insurance companies
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.