Sarah Bruce
Public Relations / Member Engagement
Phone: 604-432-7987

New Collision Repair Diagnostic Technician Program Offered this Fall

Repairs and diagnostics go way beyond just body panels and structural components these days. With the advent of computerized components in newer vehicles comes an entirely new set of systems that collision repair technicians have to know how to fix.

New technology developments—like advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), parking assist, and surround view sensors—built into the exterior of a vehicle means that in the event of a collision, a car needs a lot more than just bodywork. In order to perform these repairs accurately and efficiently, technicians will now need electrical theory in addition to hands-on know-how.

The ARA has partnered with Hi-Tek Training Inc. to offer a first-of-its-kind training program to meet the emerging needs in the collision division of a new position—collision repair diagnostic technician. Through consultation with the collision division, Dave Hurtubise of Hi-Tek Training has developed a program to provide collision technicians with all the necessary skills to address diagnostic needs.

Industry leaders who understand the importance of investing in their employees’ training will recognize this program intends to take collision repair technicians to the next level.

The program consists of three terms with the first starting on October 28th, 2019. Term one (72 hours) will be spread over 12 sessions with sessions being from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every other week so the attendees have time to absorb and practice skills taught.

This first term of the training will cover:

  • Automotive Electronics Theory, Operation and Testing
  • Labscope Usage
  • Networking Diagnostics

Application Form

Term two (66 hours) and Term three (60 hours) will continue the training progression. The cost is $3600 per term and qualifies for a Provincial WorkBC funding grant to cover 80 percent of this cost, the grant can be found here: Funding Application.

To register for the skills grant you will require a BCeID number to apply. If you don’t have one, you can register here: BCeID registration Click here for a PDF of Dave’s teaching diploma should it be asked for. Funding is still available, but it is important to apply right away.

Classes will be held at the Willoughby Community Centre, 7888 200th St. in Langley
(South side of the Langley Events Centre)

For more detailed information contact:

Dave Hurtubise
Hi-Tek Training Inc.