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What You'll Learn

  • How to inspect, diagnose and service cars and light trucks 

  • How to repair engines, steering systems, braking systems, vehicle suspensions, electrical systems and more

  • How to use computerized diagnostic equipment to test and adjust key vehicle components

  • How to perform preventative maintenance, including wheel alignments, oil changes and tune-ups 

 

All hands on work with be performed and inspected to current automotive industry standards.

Key Job Skills

  • Vehicle repair and maintenance

  • Troubleshooting 

  • Specialized tools and equipment

  • Brake, steering, suspension and electrical systems

  • Engine mechanics and components   

 

Is mechanics the career for me?

 

The demand for highly skilled automotive technicians is growing due to advancing industry technology. Choose mechanics if you are:

  • a keen/highly motivated problem solver

  • interested in mechanical/electrical troubleshooting

  • creative, with an attention to detail

  • competent in basic math

  • coordinated with good manual dexterity

Automotive Service 

Technician 

Foundation

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Program Start Date:

September

 

Program Length:

42 Weeks

Program Fees & Tuition:

Fees apply to this program. Please contact our office for details.

Pre-Requisites:

  • Grade 10

  • Math 11 (any)

  • Socials Studies 11

  • Science 11

  • English Language Arts 11

Recommended Courses:

  • Physics 11

  • Auto Lifestyles 11/12

  • Auto Technology 11/12

  • Work Experience 12

  • Youth Work in Trades

 

Certifications attained in this program:

  • SkilledTradesBC Automotive Service Technician 1 Technical Training

  • OFA1/Emergency First Aid

  • WHMIS

 

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What are my Career Options?
 

  • Automotive service technician (retail)

  • Farm/outdoor power equipment technician

  • Heavy duty mechanic (commercial transport)

  • Recreational vehicle technician

 

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