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. Prior to January 1, 2023, certification could be achieved at any desired level, however, the training model has changed so that there is only a single credential after completion of the full program (refer to SkilledTradesBC for full details).

PROGRAM TYPES

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Mar 11 2024May 03 2024

Automotive Technician GM (ASEP) (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Mar 25 2024May 10 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Apr 02 2024May 17 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Northern Lights College

Fort St. John

Apr 08 2024May 24 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Apr 08 2024May 24 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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VCC

Broadway Campus

Apr 08 2024May 24 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Coast Mountain College

Terrace

Apr 15 2024May 31 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

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

Apr 15 2024May 31 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

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

Apr 15 2024May 31 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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College of the Rockies

Main Campus

Apr 15 2024May 31 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Apr 15 2024May 31 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Apr 16 2024May 31 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Apr 16 2024May 31 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Apr 22 2024Jun 07 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Apr 22 2024Jun 07 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Apr 22 2024Jun 07 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

May 06 2024Jun 28 2024

Automotive Technician GM (ASEP) (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

May 13 2024Jun 28 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

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

May 13 2024Jun 28 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

May 27 2024Jul 12 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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VCC

Broadway Campus

May 27 2024Jul 12 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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VCC

Broadway Campus

May 27 2024Jul 12 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

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

Jun 03 2024Jul 19 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jun 03 2024Jul 19 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jun 10 2024Jul 26 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Jul 15 2024Aug 30 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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VCC

Broadway Campus

Jul 15 2024Aug 30 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Aug 26 2024Oct 25 2024

Automotive Technician GM (ASEP) (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Sep 03 2024Oct 18 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Sep 03 2024Oct 18 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Northern Lights College

Fort St. John

Sep 09 2024Oct 25 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

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

Sep 09 2024Oct 25 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

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

Sep 09 2024Oct 25 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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VCC

Broadway Campus

Sep 09 2024Oct 25 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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VCC

Broadway Campus

Sep 09 2024Oct 25 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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VCC

Broadway Campus

Sep 09 2024Jan 31 2025

Automotive Service Technician E-apprentice (Harmonized)

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VCC

Broadway Campus

Sep 09 2024Feb 14 2025

Automotive Service Technician E-apprentice (Harmonized)

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VCC

Broadway Campus

Sep 09 2024Feb 28 2025

Automotive Service Technician E-apprentice (Harmonized)

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VCC

Broadway Campus

Sep 09 2024Jan 17 2025

Automotive Service Technician E-apprentice (Harmonized)

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Sep 09 2024Oct 25 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Sep 10 2024Oct 25 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Sep 16 2024Nov 01 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Sep 16 2024Nov 01 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Sep 16 2024Nov 01 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Sep 16 2024Nov 01 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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North Island College

Campbell River

Oct 08 2024Nov 22 2024

Automotive Service Technician Apprentice (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

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

Oct 28 2024Dec 13 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

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

Oct 28 2024Dec 13 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Oct 28 2024Dec 13 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Oct 28 2024Dec 13 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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VCC

Broadway Campus

Oct 28 2024Dec 13 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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VCC

Broadway Campus

Oct 28 2024Dec 13 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Northern Lights College

Fort St. John

Nov 04 2024Dec 20 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Coast Mountain College

Terrace

Nov 04 2024Dec 20 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Nov 04 2024Dec 20 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Nov 04 2024Dec 20 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Nov 04 2024Dec 20 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Nov 04 2024Dec 20 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Nov 04 2024Dec 20 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Nov 04 2024Dec 20 2024

Automotive Technician GM (ASEP) (Harmonized)

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Nov 04 2024Dec 20 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Nov 05 2024Dec 20 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Jan 06 2025Feb 21 2025

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

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

Jan 06 2025Feb 21 2025

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Jan 06 2025Feb 21 2025

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

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

Jan 06 2025Feb 21 2025

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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College of the Rockies

Main Campus

Jan 06 2025Feb 21 2025

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 06 2025Feb 21 2025

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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VCC

Broadway Campus

Jan 06 2025Feb 21 2025

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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VCC

Broadway Campus

Jan 06 2025Feb 21 2025

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Jan 06 2025Feb 21 2025

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Jan 06 2025Feb 21 2025

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 06 2025Mar 07 2025

Automotive Technician GM (ASEP) (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 06 2025Feb 21 2025

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Jan 07 2025Feb 21 2025

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Jan 13 2025Feb 28 2025

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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VCC

Broadway Campus

Jan 13 2025May 09 2025

Automotive Service Technician E-apprentice (Harmonized)

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VCC

Broadway Campus

Jan 13 2025Apr 25 2025

Automotive Service Technician E-apprentice (Harmonized)

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VCC

Broadway Campus

Jan 13 2025Jun 06 2025

Automotive Service Technician E-apprentice (Harmonized)

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VCC

Broadway Campus

Jan 13 2025May 23 2025

Automotive Service Technician E-apprentice (Harmonized)

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Northern Lights College

Fort St. John

Jan 20 2025Mar 07 2025

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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VCC

Broadway Campus

Feb 03 2025Jun 27 2025

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Feb 24 2025Apr 11 2025

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

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

Feb 24 2025Apr 11 2025

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

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

Feb 24 2025Apr 11 2025

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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VCC

Broadway Campus

Feb 24 2025Apr 11 2025

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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VCC

Broadway Campus

Feb 24 2025Apr 11 2025

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Feb 24 2025Apr 11 2025

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Feb 24 2025Apr 11 2025

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Mar 03 2025Apr 17 2025

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Mar 03 2025Apr 18 2025

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Mar 04 2025Apr 18 2025

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Mar 10 2025Apr 25 2025

Automotive Technician GM (ASEP) (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Mar 24 2025May 09 2025

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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