This is a Red Seal trade. Learn more about trade mobility within Canada at Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program
Training schedule details provided by the BC Trades Training Consortium (TTC).
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Not ready for an apprenticeship program? This Foundation (Pre-apprenticeship) program may be of interest:
This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) for:
For updated details regarding Automotive Service Technician, please review the ITA Accredited program profiles.
Individuals who wish to begin an apprenticeship in this program must register with the ITA along with their sponsors. Application forms for all programs are available from the ITA website. Online registration is also available for most programs though the ITA website.
Automotive Service Technicians repair, adjust, and replace mechanical, electrical, and electronic parts of cars and light trucks in a retail automotive business.
The program combines technical and work-based training. It generally takes four years to complete.
The technical training is made up of four levels totaling 28 weeks (840 hours). Levels One, Two, Three, and Four are 7 weeks (210 hours) each. This block of training is normally delivered through an ITA approved training institution. Sometimes it may also be met through approved training models (distance education, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam.
The work-based training totals 6360 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves 212 weeks of training.
(Please refer to the BC Curriculum Comparison Chart for course equivalents)
Individuals who hold the credentials listed below are entitled to receive partial credit toward the completion requirements of this program.
Heavy Duty Equipment Technician- Certificate of Qualification
Truck and Transport Mechanic- Certificate of Qualification
Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:
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