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This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) for:
ITA Source: 'Automotive Service Technician' profile.
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 totalling 26 weeks. Levels One, Two, Three, and Four are 7 weeks 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.
For details about the Pan-Canadian Harmonization Initiative and recent changes to the program structure, visit the ITA website OPSN 2017-002 .
Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:
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