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Automotive Service Technician Foundation Harmonized Certificate


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Intake
  • Fall

  • Training Type
    Foundation (Pre-Apprenticeship)
  • Location
    Campbell River and Port Alberni
  • Campuses
    Campbell River

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    City of Campbell River
    Port Alberni

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    City of Port Alberni
  • Length
    30 Weeks
  • Tuition Estimate
    $2640 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $410 Total
  • Credential Granted
    • Certificate
    • Trades Foundation Program

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Application Deadline Advice

Students are accepted on a first applied, first qualified basis. Early application is encouraged.

Application Fee: $25

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. English

One of:

  • English 10 (C)
  • ENG 035 (C)
  • ESL 051, ESL 054, and ESL 057 (C+)
  • CLB (7)
  • assessment
  • equivalent course
  • assessment

2. Math

One of:

  • Principles of Math 10 (C)
  • Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 (C)
  • Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10 (C)
  • Applications of Math 11 (C)
  • MAT 029 (C)
  • equivalent course
  • assessment
Admission Advice

1. You are encouraged to contact the instructor for an in-person or phone interview. The purpose of the interview is to provide advice, answer questions about the program, and discuss various career choices.

2. Most employers require secondary school graduation as a standard for employment. You may wish to contact an advisor to discuss upgrading and/or Grade 12 completion options.

3. Trades programs require:

  • good hand/eye coordination;
  • good vision;
  • strong spatial and mechanical reasoning abilities;
  • good communication and math skills;
  • the ability to focus for prolonged periods;
  • the ability to participate in physical activities such as lifting;

Note: Depending on the trade program, you may also have to:

  • work on ladders and scaffolding;
  • work in confined spaces;
  • work under various weather conditions.

English Language Requirements

Summary
If English is not your first language, you can either submit TOEFL/IELTS results or complete college-prep English for entry into academic programs.

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General Admission Requirements (All Students)

Age Requirement - You must normally be at least 18 years old to attend North Island College. If under 18 years old, you may be admitted:

  • if you have secondary school graduation and will turn 18 years old before the end of the first calendar year of your post-secondary studies; or
  • by special request and discussion with an NIC counsellor.

English Language Requirement - You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The specific admission requirements for North Island programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

Out-of-Province

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The specific admission requirements for North Island programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

BC Transfer Student

Transfer credit may be granted and used to meet program admission requirements or program requirements leading to a credential.

NIC will grant credit for formal learning gained at post-secondary institutions if the course objectives and material are equivalent to courses offered at NIC. Only credits, not grades, are transferred.

You must apply for transfer credit and provide official transcripts directly from, or in sealed envelopes, from the sending institution. The Application for Transfer Credit form may be found here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

Transfer credit may be granted and used to meet program admission requirements or program requirements leading to a credential.

NIC will grant credit for formal learning gained at post-secondary institutions if the course objectives and material are equivalent to courses offered at NIC. Only credits, not grades, are transferred.

You must apply for transfer credit and provide official transcripts directly from, or in sealed envelopes, from the sending institution. The Application for Transfer Credit form may be found here.

Mature Student

If you are over 18 years old and  also meet citizenship and immigration requirements you will qualify for general admission to NIC. In addition, you must also meet the admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The specific admission requirements for North Island programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

 

International Student

For details on International Student admission check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

You must normally be at least 18 years old to attend North Island College. If under 18 years old, you may be admitted:
  • if you have secondary school graduation and will turn 18 years old before the end of the first calendar year of your post-secondary studies; or
  • by special request and discussion with an NIC counsellor.

How to Apply

For details on applying to NIC check here.

Inter-Institutional Block Arrangements

Graduates of a pre-apprenticeship program may seek employment as an apprentice. After starting their apprenticeship they normally are required to complete less technical training and fewer workplace hours than those who have not completed a pre-apprenticeship program.

Individuals are strongly recommended to contact the Industry Training Authority (ITA) at www.itabc.ca to confirm the number of credits that their pre-apprenticeship training may provide towards their total apprenticeship requirements.

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

These links lead to occupational descriptions on WorkBC.