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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Northern Lights College

Fort St. John

Jan 15 2024Mar 01 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Northern Lights College

Fort St. John

Apr 08 2024May 24 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

Institution

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Northern Lights College

Fort St. John

Sep 09 2024Oct 25 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

Institution

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Northern Lights College

Fort St. John

Nov 04 2024Dec 20 2024

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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Program

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Northern Lights College

Fort St. John

Feb 24 2025Apr 11 2025

Automotive Service Technician (Harmonized)

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