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Automotive Technician GM (ASEP) Apprenticeship


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  • Location

    Burnaby Campus
    3700 Willingdon Avenue
    Burnaby, BC

  • Length

    The total amount of in-school, technical training for an automotive technician apprentice is 1,200 hours. There are five levels of technical training; each is eight weeks long.

  • Tuition Estimate

    Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.

  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates

    CSA approved safety glasses and footwear required. Footwear must be steel-toed, leather, ankle covering boots.

    Students are required to supply their own coveralls. A supply of coveralls are available through the BCIT Bookstore. Please check the uniform authorization voucher [PDF] to determine the type of coveralls required for your program.

    There is an approved book list for the automotive technician apprenticeship. These books are available at the BCIT Bookstore on the Burnaby campus.

    The Automotive Technician apprenticeship includes home study that apprentices are required to complete during each level of their technical training. The home study material is available at the BCIT Bookstore and should be bought by the apprentice prior to each level of technical training.

  • Credential Granted
    Apprenticeship

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Application Deadline Advice

Please refer to the BCIT website

Contact Info

Peter Lenko
Program Administrator, GM ASEP
Tel: 604-857-4303
Email: Peter_Lenko@bcit.ca

Martin Smith
Instructor, GM ASEP
Tel: 604-451-6908
Email: Martin_Smith@bcit.ca

Note: Apprentices beginning Level 1 and 2 after September 1, 2017 will be required to complete their remaining levels in the harmonized program. Please see the Harmonized Automotive Technician Apprentice section below for further information.

Entrance requirements

A valid driverâ??s license is required to enter the program as it is a conditional requirement for employment at a GM dealership.

Students must provide their sponsoring GM dealer with employment commitment and proficiency, maintain academic and attendance standards and participate in all learning activities.

Interested potential candidates should contact their local GM dealer, or get in touch with the BCIT ASEP coordinator Tony Lenko at 604-857-4303.

Scheduled intakes

Multiple start dates each year.

Please refer to the Apprenticeship Training Schedule for availability of upcoming intakes.

myCommunication

Within two weeks of submitting your training request, a letter will be mailed to your home address. This letter provides instruction on how to sign on to myBCIT, your one stop shop for BCIT apprentice communication. myBCIT is where you will receive your training confirmation details.

Please see myCommunication for more information.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

The English-Language Proficiency required for study at BCIT is detailed here.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

For more details on BCIT's Admission and Registration requirements check here.

Application priority is given to BC residents who are Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have lived in BC for the 12 months immediately before enrolment. Second priority is given to out-of-province citizens and landed immigrants. Third priority is given to applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants.

Out-of-Province

You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

For more details on BCIT's Admission and Registration requirements check here.

Application priority is given to BC residents who are Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have lived in BC for the 12 months immediately before enrolment. Second priority is given to out-of-province citizens and landed immigrants. Third priority is given to applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants.

BC Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit at BCIT check here.

 

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit at BCIT check here.

 

Mature Student

If you have not graduated from secondary school you can still be admitted to BCIT based on your relevant experience.

To gain Mature student status, you must also meet BCIT's English-language requirements as well as any prerequisites for your desired program.

There is helpful information for Mature students in the Frequently Asked Questions section of BCIT's Admission & Registration webpage.

International Student

For details on applying to BCIT as an International Student check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

The Technology Entry Program is for students who want to improve their skills in core areas such as communications, Math, Chemistry or Physics to meet the prerequisites of their intended BCIT Technology Program.

 

How to Apply

For information on applying to BCIT's programs check here.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

Follow the links to learn more about these careers on WorkBC's career profiles.