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Automotive Service Technician - Year 3 - Apprenticeship (2017/18)

Total Cost (tuition & fees)$730.28
Tuition: $684.18
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Additional Fees
Application Fee:30.00
Student Association Fee:16.10
Total Fees:$46.10

*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 comprehensive program is designed to instruct students to the third year level of the Automotive Apprenticeship program. 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. Emphasis is placed on the development of solid practical mechanical knowledge for preparation for the automotive industry.

The program curriculum reflects today's technology and is relevant to the needs of industry. This seven week Training program follows Year Three of the British Columbia Automotive Service Technician apprenticeship curriculum.

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.


Admission Requirements

  • Sponsored Automotive Service Technician that has successfully completed Year 2 technical training 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 3 of the Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship. You should have improved your ability to test and service the following systems:

  • test and service basic electrical and body wiring systems
  • test and service electronic ignition systems
  • test and service fuel systems
  • test and service emission control systems
  • test and service electronic engine control
  • test and service alternate fuels
  • 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
  • computer skills

Technical Training Content:

  • AMST 301 Electrical and Electronic Systems
  • AMST 302 Fuel Systems
  • AMST 303 Emission Control Systems
  • AMST 304 Electronic Ignition Systems
  • AMST 305 Engine Management Systems

Essential Skills Developed in this Program:

Students can expect to develop the following skills in this program:

Computer Skills

  • Access COTR's online learning resources

Skills for Busy Students

  • Manage study time effectively
  • Set educational priorities and goals
  • Recognize personal learning style
  • Use effective note-taking strategies
  • Develop problem-solving and memory skills
  • Practice strategies to succeed at exams and tests
  • Use support systems and College resources

Research Skills

  • Use the internet to locate information and evaluate information

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