Dual-Credit Pre-Employment Auto Body


Designed for: students in grade 11 and 12

Delivery: In-person

Length: 8 months

Intake: Fall 2023 and Fall 2024



This program provides an alternative entry into the auto body industry. Students will acquire the skills to prepare a vehicle for auto body repair by removing paint finish, taping, sanding and masking.

Students will learn safe auto body prep and detail practices and procedures. Hands-on practice includes substrate preparation, application of fillers and undercoats, sanding, taping and masking, installation and detail, component removal, safety and tools.

Is this the right fit for me?

This program is the right fit for students in Grades 11 or 12 who:

  • enjoy working with their hands
  • problem solving and creativity
  • interested in a career in the automotive industry

Pathways to post-secondary

Graduates can pursue entry-level positions in the auto body industry and are prepared to become indentured apprentices. 

  • Auto Body Technician - students may choose to specialize in prepping, refinishing and repairers throughout their training 

Admission requirements

Successful completion of the following courses: 

  • At least 50% in English Language Arts 10-2
  • At least 50% in Math 10-3
  • At least 50% in Grade 10 Science

There may be other pre-requisite or co-requisites required by the school board for admission into this dual-credit program. Check with your local school board for further information.

To qualify for graduation from SAIT, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete the course requirements within the prescribed timelines.

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Course Code Course Name SAIT Credits High School Credits
ABDY-213 Workplace Safety 3.0 Up to 5.0
ABDY-214 Substrate Preparation 3.0 Up to 5.0
ABDY-215 Advanced Hand Skills 3.0 Up to 5.0
ABDY-216 Components and Detailing 3.0 Up to 5.0
PRAC-282 Work-Integrated Learning 3.0 Up to 5.0

Contact us

SAIT Youth Programs
403.284.8906 youth.programs@sait.ca