Automotive Service Technician

Automotive Service Technicians examine, test and repair the parts and systems on cars and light trucks. They often use computerized diagnostic equipment to test, adjust and repair key vehicle components such as engines, steering systems, braking systems, drive trains, vehicle suspensions and electrical systems.

The work of an Automotive Service Technician also involves reassembling and testing repaired items against manufacturers' standards, as well as performing preventative maintenance such as wheel alignments, oil changes and tune-ups. Automotive Service Technicians also advise customers on the work performed, general vehicle conditions and future repair requirements.

Automotive Service Technician is a nationally designated trade under the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program.

Recommendations

Good hand-eye coordination, mechanical aptitude, time-management skills, logical thinking and decision making, and excellent communication.

 

The following education is recommended: Grade 12 or equivalent, including English 12; Algebra 11 or Trade Math 11; Physics 11 or Science & Tech 11.

 

The Apprenticeship Program is comprised of Levels 1-to-4 of progressive technical training, with each Level taking 7 weeks (210 hours) to complete, however certification can be achieved at any desired level (refer to Industry Training Authority for full details).

TRADE TRAINING PROGRAM TYPES

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Camosun College

Interurban

Aug 29 2022Mar 31 2023

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Sep 06 2022Apr 14 2023

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Sep 06 2022Apr 14 2023

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Coast Mountain College

Terrace

Sep 06 2022Apr 14 2023

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Sep 06 2022Jun 09 2023

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Sep 06 2022Jun 09 2023

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Powell River

Sep 06 2022Jun 09 2023

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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North Island College

Campbell River

Sep 06 2022Apr 14 2023

Automotive Service Technician Foundation (Harmonized)

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North Island College

Port Alberni - Tebo

Sep 06 2022Apr 06 2023

Automotive Service Technician Foundation (Harmonized)

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College of the Rockies

Main Campus

Sep 06 2022Apr 13 2023

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

1000 K.L.O. Rd. Kelowna, BC

Sep 06 2022Apr 28 2023

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Sep 06 2022Mar 24 2023

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Sep 06 2022May 05 2023

Automotive Technician Honda/Acura Foundation

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Sep 06 2022Apr 21 2023

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Sep 06 2022May 12 2023

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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VCC

Broadway Campus

Sep 06 2022Apr 28 2023

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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VCC

Broadway Campus

Sep 06 2022May 04 2023

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Sep 26 2022Jun 02 2023

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Nov 14 2022Jul 14 2023

Automotive Technician - Toyota Foundation

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VCC

Broadway Campus

Jan 03 2023Aug 24 2023

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 09 2023Dec 20 2024

Automotive Service Technician & Operations

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 09 2023Dec 20 2024

Automotive Service Technician & Operations

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North Island College

Campbell River

Jan 30 2023Aug 31 2023

Automotive Service Technician Foundation (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

1000 K.L.O. Rd. Kelowna, BC

Jan 30 2023Sep 14 2023

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Feb 06 2023Sep 22 2023

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Feb 21 2023Sep 22 2023

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Mar 13 2023Oct 06 2023

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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