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Automotive Service Technician - Year 2 - Apprenticeship (2018/19)

Total Cost (tuition & fees)$641.94
Tuition: $598.14
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Additional Fees
Application Fee:30.00
Student Association Fee:13.80
Total Fees:$43.80

*These prices are for domestic students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook costs. All prices are subject to change.

Program Overview

This six week training program follows Year Two of the British Columbia Automotive Service Technician apprenticeship curriculum. The program is taught through regular lectures, demonstrations and practice of current automotive service techniques. Students are given extensive practical training in a functioning automotive shop setting. This program will cover testing and servicing of gasoline engines, diesel engines, cooling systems, exhaust systems, engine lubrication systems, air conditioning systems, and electrical systems. Safe work habits and hands on shop experience will be used to further develop necessary skills and abilities. Students work on a variety of practical projects.

In addition students are provided access to a variety of learning supports to assist them in the development of the computer, math, writing and communication skills.

This program is Level 2 of 4 levels of the British Columbia Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship Program.

Admission Requirements

  • Sponsored Automotive Service Technician that has successfully completed Year 1 technical training or AST Foundation and completed the pre-requisite number of hours of work experience, OR
  • Journeyperson Automotive Service Technician (for skills upgrading).

Flexible Assessment (FA): Yes (Credit can be awarded for this program through FA)

Prior Learning Credit: Student may apply for prior learning credit with the ITA (Industry Training Authority), please visit www.itabc.ca

Apply: Apprenticeship application form

Start Dates:

Visit our Trades Training Schedule for program start dates

Program Competencies:

At the successful completion of this program, you should have completed the compulsory blocks for Year 2 of the Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship. You should have improved your ability to test and service the following systems:

  • test and service gasoline engines;
  • test and service diesel engines;
  • test and service cooling systems;
  • test and service exhaust systems;
  • test and service engine lubrication systems;
  • test and service air conditioning systems;
  • electrical systems;
  • mechanical theory and practical skills;
  • communication and interpersonal skills related to the workplace;
  • specific skills and training necessary to work safely and effectively in the Automotive Industry; and
  • computer skills.

Technical Training Content:

AMST 201 Advanced Electrical Systems

  • Perform advanced electrical testing
  • Service starting systems
  • Service charging systems
  • Diagnose passenger restraint systems
  • Service electrical accessories

AMST 202 Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems

  • Service heating and ventilation systems
  • Service air conditioning systems

AMST 203 Engines

  • Describe principles of gasoline internal combustion engines
  • Describe principles of diesel internal combustion engines
  • Evaluate engine mechanical condition
  • Describe engine removal and installation procedures
  • Disassemble and assess engines
  • Service gaskets and seals

AMST 204 Engine Support Systems

  • Service lubrication systems
  • Service cooling systems
  • Describe air induction and exhaust systems

AMST 205 Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Safety

  • Describe hybrid and electrical vehicle safety


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