Code 5872
SectorMotorized Equipment Maintenance (10)
Number of credits110
Length of training1650 hours
StatusProgram approuved in 2019.
Educational organizations offering the program
This program is offered in French: 
5372 - Carrosserie
  • Objectives and targeted professions
  • Admission conditions
  • Program content

Program objectives

The vocational training program Auto Bodywork prepares students to practice the trade of autobody repairer. Autobody repairers work in the automotive sector as well as the heavy vehicle sector, for example, in body repair shops, dealerships and repairs shops.

These individuals inspect the damage on vehicles, replace glass, repair or replace panels (doors, hoods), repair plastic, repair defects in bodywork, straighten and repair frames, apply primers on vehicles, do paint jobs and prepare cars for delivery.

These individuals also replace safety and driving assistance components such as airbags and sensors.

To accomplish their work, they use diagnostic tools, measuring instruments, hand tools, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment, benches, lifting equipment as well as equipment for cutting, heating, welding, adhesives and spraying (primer and paint).

Targeted professions (find out more about a trade or an occupation on Qué

Motor vehicle body repairers (7322)

Job titles

motor vehicle body repairer
automotive body painter

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.

Functional prerequisites

This section identifies the modules or course codes for the actual programs of study in adult general education that are specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics. Functional prerequisites includes the successful completion of specific prerequisites as well as the general development test (TDG). When a DVS doesn't require specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a dash ( - ) is displayed in the appropriate cell. For programs that lead to an AVS, specific prerequisites and the TDG do not apply (N/A).

Specific prerequisites
Language of instructionSecond languageMathematics
ENG-2102-4 ou (ENG-2062-3)632-206 ou (630-212)--MTH-2102-3 ou (MTH-2007-2)563-226 ou (563-206)

Program content

Code Statement of competency Hours Credits
845-301 The Trade and the Training Process 15 1
845-312 Health, Safety and Environmental Protection 30 2
845-324 Shop Work 60 4
845-334 Analyzing Vehicle Damage 60 4
845-343 Replacing Removable Body Panels and Related Elements 45 3
845-356 Heating, Cutting and Welding 90 6
845-364 Repairing Plastic Components 60 4
845-374 Fabricating and Installing Replacement Parts 60 4
845-386 Testing Electrical and Electronic Systems 90 6
845-394 Testing Electronic Control Systems 60 4
845-403 Replacing Glass and Related Elements 45 3
845-417 Repairing Electrical, Safety and Driver Assistance Systems 105 7
845-427 Removing and Installing Mechanical Systems 105 7
845-438 Straightening and Repairing Frames 120 8
845-448 Replacing Fixed Body Panels and Related Elements 120 8
845-458 Repairing Dents and Body Panels 120 8
845-468 Applying Primer 120 8
845-473 Colorimetry 45 3
845-488 Applying Paint 120 8
845-496 Preparing a Vehicle for Delivery 90 6
845-506 Practicum in the Workplace 90 6
1650 110
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