416 289 5000
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P.O. Box 631 Station A
Toronto, ON, M1K 5E9

Damage Appraisal

Course Code CEAB-942
Course Name Damage Appraisal
Category Transportation
Description The new damage appraisal course seeks to provide a solid foundation of knowledge for future students that will enter the industry as automotive damage appraisers or automotive damage estimators. This course starts with providing students a basic understanding of vehicle construction to help them recognize and differentiate between the various frame styles that might be present on a vehicle. As modern vehicles are constructed to absorb collision energy and transfer the inertia around the occupant zone to mitigate injures to the passengers, students will learn the various frame damage conditions that might be sustained during a collision. Corrective measures are taught so that students can apply the appropriate allowances to a damage estimate, which allows a collision centre to be compensated for the necessary labour to repair a vehicle correctly. Since following OEM recommendations for safe quality repairs are critical for maintaining structural integrity and repairing vehicles correctly, students will learn how to source this information, read, and apply it to a damage appraisal. With modern vehicles being equipped with hundreds of sensors, the importance of pre/post scanning will also be taught in the course so that students will learn how auto body shops analyze damages that might be present on a vehicle's electronic system. In most situations, the repairs that are required to fix a vehicle back to pre-accident conditions are paid for by an insurance company. As such, students will learn the importance of communication with the insurer and owner of the vehicle to streamline the appraisal approval process. To further this approach, students will also learn the significance of capturing and providing proper documentation to support required repair operations. In addition, students will learn how to complete any required documentation from the Ministry of Transportation for vehicles that are deemed a total loss. To provide a broader and more enriching experience through the course, students will learn how to write an electronic damage appraisal in both prevalent estimatic systems (Mitchell and Audatex) that are used within the Canadian collision industry. This approach will provide a solid educational foundation and help them get the necessary experience to be successful as an automotive damage appraiser or automotive damage estimator
Notes For more information, please call 416-289-5207 and press 1. Current or former Centennial students, please call to register 416-289-5300 press 2

Please note: CSA-approved safety boots and safety glasses will be required for admission to all lab classes. Failure to comply in any lab will result in a temporary dismissal from the class.
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Section Cost Semester Start Date End Date Meeting Times Campus
801 $475.00 Fall 2023 2023-09-18 2023-12-18
Times Days
07:00 PM to 10:00 PM M
Ashtonbee Campus
821 $494.17 Winter 2024 2024-01-15 2024-04-15
Times Days
07:00 PM to 10:00 PM M
Ashtonbee Campus
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M - Monday T - Tuesday W - Wednesday R - Thursday F - Friday S - Saturday U - Sunday
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