Automotive Body Repair and Repainting






Entretien d'équipement motorisé

Number of credits


Number of contact hours allotted for specific training

1590 Hours


Program approved in 1998.

To enable the students to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to repair damaged mechanical parts; to realign automobile frames and chassis; to weld and repair plastics; to estimate the cost of repairs; to do painting and touch-ups; to apply paint and finishes.

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.

CS Marguerite-Bourgeoys
Vocational training centre

C.F.P. de Verdun (CFPV)

GroupStatusD/WStart date
DSep 04, 2019
WSep 23, 2019

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

Job titles

Program content

Number or codeCourse Name / CompetencyHours
840012Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process30
840021Apply occupational health and safety concepts in a body shop15
840032Interpret plans and draw patterns30
840044Do general body-shop work60
840052Explain the construction features of motor vehicles30
840063Weld and cut metals, using the oxytacetylene and plasma-arc processes45
840076Make replacement parts90
840085Repair dented panels75
840095MIG-weld and spot-weld different metals75
840103Repair electric circuits 45
840114Repair, replace and reinstall accessories and mechanical and electrical components60
840122Weld and bond plastics30
840133Replace and repair windows, windshields, and interior and exterior trim45
840153Repair holes and tears in fiberglass panels45
840154Repair dented panels with plastic and lead60
840168Prepare a vehicle for painting120
840174Match paint colours60
840188Paint vehicles120
840192Prepare a vehicle for delivery30
840214Replace removable body parts60
840217Replace, remove and reinstall mechanical parts105
840222Remove and install cooling and air conditioning systems30
840235Repair perforated, torn and collision-damaged steel or aluminum panels75
840253Measure and check vehicle frames and chassis45
840258Repair welded structural components120
840261Use job-search techniques15
840275Enter the work force75