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 the Industry Training Authority for full details).

PROGRAM TYPES

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VCC

Broadway Campus

Jan 04 2023Aug 25 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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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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Nicola Valley Institute of Tech.

Merritt

Feb 13 2023Sep 29 2023

AST Foundation

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Camosun College

Interurban

Feb 21 2023Sep 22 2023

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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North Island College

Campbell River

Mar 06 2023Aug 25 2023

Automotive Service Technician Foundation (Harmonized)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Mar 13 2023Oct 06 2023

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Apr 11 2023Nov 17 2023

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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VCC

Broadway Campus

May 01 2023Dec 15 2023

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jul 04 2023Feb 23 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jul 04 2023Jun 20 2025

Automotive Service Technician & Operations

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Okanagan College

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

Aug 08 2023Mar 28 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Aug 28 2023Mar 29 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Sep 05 2023Apr 12 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Sep 05 2023Apr 12 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Coast Mountain College

Terrace

Sep 05 2023Apr 12 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Sep 05 2023Jun 07 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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North Island College

Campbell River

Sep 05 2023Apr 12 2024

Automotive Service Technician Foundation (Harmonized)

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North Island College

Port Alberni - Tebo

Sep 05 2023Apr 05 2024

Automotive Service Technician Foundation (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Sep 05 2023Jun 07 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Powell River

Sep 05 2023Jun 07 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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College of the Rockies

Main Campus

Sep 05 2023Apr 11 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

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

Sep 05 2023Apr 25 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Sep 05 2023Mar 22 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Sep 05 2023Apr 12 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Sep 05 2023May 03 2024

Automotive Technician Honda/Acura Foundation

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Sep 05 2023May 10 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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VCC

Broadway Campus

Sep 05 2023Apr 26 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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VCC

Broadway Campus

Sep 05 2023Apr 26 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Sep 25 2023May 31 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Nov 14 2023Jul 12 2024

Automotive Technician - Toyota Foundation

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VCC

Broadway Campus

Jan 02 2024Aug 23 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 08 2024Dec 19 2025

Automotive Service Technician & Operations

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Okanagan College

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

Jan 29 2024Sep 12 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Feb 05 2024Sep 20 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Feb 26 2024Sep 20 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Mar 11 2024Oct 04 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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