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Automotive Refinishing Prep. Technician

Automotive Trades

An Automotive Refinishing Preparation Technician removes vehicle body parts, performs chemical cleaning, masks, applies putty, sands, primes, and prepares an automobile, truck or bus in a safe and environmentally sound manner. The vehicle then goes on to the Automotive Refinishing Technician to complete the work.

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Quick Facts

  • Requirements:

    This trade is a requirement to become an Automotive Refinishing Technician.


    The following education is recommended: Grade 10 or equivalent (Grade 12 is preferred), including English 10, Math 10, Science 10.


    The Apprenticeship Program comprises 4 weeks (120 hours) of full-time technical training. In addition, apprentices are required to accumulate 1,680 hours of work-based training.

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