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Automotive Service Technician Certificate


Intake
  • Continuous

Courses in this program are offered using online and/or hybrid delivery method in Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 due to COVID-19. Confirm directly with KPU about the learning method.

  • Training Type
    Foundation
  • Campuses
    Cloverdale

    Resources

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    City of Surrey
  • Length
    30 Weeks (32.5 credits)
  • Tuition Estimate
    $4900 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $900 - $1200 Total
  • Credential Granted
    • Certificate
    • Trades Foundation Program
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Summer 2020
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Fall 2020

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out KPU's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications are accepted all year round for Trades Foundations programs at KPU. Domestic (Canadian/Permanent Resident) students can apply online at EducationPlannerBC.ca. International students can request a paper application through international@kpu.ca.

Application Fee: $40 (domestic students); $120 (international students)

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. One of:

2. English

One of:

  • English Studies 12 (C) or equivalent 
  • Literary Studies 12 (C) or equivalent 
  • English First Peoples 12 (C) or equivalent 
  • Composition 12 (C) or equivalent 
  • Creative Writing 12 (C) or equivalent 
  • KPU’s Vocational Trades English Reading Assessment with a minimum score of 75%.
3. Math

One of:

  • Workplace Mathematics 11 (C) or equivalent 
  • Foundations of Mathematics 11 (C) or equivalent 
  • Pre-Calculus 11 (C) or equivalent 
  • KPU’s Vocational Trades Mathematics Assessment with a minimum score of 31%

4. Completion of high school shop courses is considered as an asset 

Admission Advice

1. Group information sessions are regularly scheduled at the Cloverdale campus, and participation is highly recommended. Please see kpu.ca/trades for schedule information.

2. International student Application for Admission requires approval of the Dean.

3. Satisfactory physical health is recommended. If you have mental or physical impairments that may require accommodations, please contact:

  • the Office of the Dean of Trades and Technology to discuss required skills and competencies; and
  • Accessibility Services at 604.599.3095 to ensure appropriate accommodations can be arranged.

 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy KPU's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

All applicants to undergraduate studies must satisfy KPU's Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement through one of the following ways (with minimum grades in brackets):
  • English Studies 12 (C+) or English First Peoples 12 (C+) or Literary Studies 12 (C+) or equivalent 
  • IB (International Baccalaureate) English A1/A2 (HL or SL) with a minimum grade of 3 (or C+)
  • AP (Advanced Placement) English Language and Composition or AP English Literature and Composition with a minimum grade of 2 (or C+)
  • 3 credits of undergraduate-level English (ENGL) (C-) from a recognized post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction
  • Graduation from a baccalaureate degree, or two-year diploma program, or successful completion of two years of study (60 credits) at the undergraduate level, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, at a recognized post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction
  • ELST 0381 (B) and ELST 0383 (B)
  • ELST 0381 (B) and KPU placement score higher than ELST 0383 level
  • ENGQ 1091 (C), or ENGQ 1092 (C) or ENGQ 1099 (C)
  • KPU English Placement Test (EPT) with placement into ENGL 1100
  • IELTS Academic = 6.5 overall band, with at least 6.0 in each band (taken within the last two years from the term of admission)
  • TOEFL = iBT 88 overall, with no sub score less than 20 (taken within the last two years from the term of admission)
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) = Score of 70 or higher with no sub score less than 60 (taken within the last two years from the term of admission)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) = Score of 61 or higher (taken within the last two years from the term of admission)
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI) = Level 5 with an essay score of 30 or higher (taken within the last two years from the term of admission)
Note: English proficiency requirements for university preparatory studies and vocation studies vary by program. (These admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for KPU within EducationPlannerBC's Search Database)

Verify with the institution directly.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

Kwantlen Polytechnic University's General University Admission Requirements are found here.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

To qualify for admission into Kwantlen Polytechnic University, you must meet the English proficiency requirement in addition to any additional requirements for your intended program. For more information on admission requirements for different applicant categories (including for High School graduates), click here.

Out-of-Province

To qualify for admission into Kwantlen Polytechnic University, you must meet the English proficiency requirement in addition to any additional requirements for your intended program. For more information on admission requirements for different applicant categories (including for High School graduates), click here.

BC Transfer Student

To qualify for admission into Kwantlen Polytechnic University, you must meet the English proficiency requirement in addition to any additional requirements for your intended program. For more information on admission requirements for different applicant categories (including for Transfer Students), click here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

To qualify for admission into Kwantlen Polytechnic University, you must meet the English proficiency requirement in addition to any additional requirements for your intended program. For more information on admission requirements for different applicant categories (including for Transfer Students), click here.

Mature Student

KPU proudly welcome students of all walks and ages. If you have not graduated from High School and are 19 years of age or older, you can be admitted as a mature student. Mature students bring a lot of experience and diversity into the classroom, and KPU will support you in achieving your personal and professional goals. For more information on how you can apply to KPU, visit: KPU Mature Students.

International Student

Kwantlen Polytechnic University accepts applications from international students who meet the English Proficiency Requirement. All international undergraduate applicants are required to demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission.

Details on admission for International Students can be found here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

There are 5 categories that offer students special consideration for admission:

  • Aboriginal
  • Visiting
  • Exchange
  • Concurrent
  • General Interest

To learn more about these categories, visit: Applicant Categories

 

How to Apply

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.