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Automotive Service Technician - Year 4 - Apprenticeship (2017/18)

Total Cost (tuition & fees)$630.24
Tuition: $586.44
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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 comprehensive program is designed to instruct students to the fourth 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 six week training program follows Year Four 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 computer, math, writing and communication skills.


Admission Requirements

  • Sponsored Automotive Service Technician that has successfully completed Year 3 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 will have completed the compulsory blocks for Year 4 of the Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship. You will have improved your ability to test and service the following systems:

  • test and service clutch systems;
  • test and service transmission shifting linkage;
  • overhaul transmissions, both manual and automatic;
  • test and service hydraulic, electrical control system;
  • test and service drive shafts, final drives, differentials and axles;
  • test and service all-wheel drive systems;
  • 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 401 – Clutch Systems

  • Service Clutch Systems
  • Describe Transmission Removal and Installation Procedures

AMST 402 – Manual Transmissions

  • Calculate Gear Ratios
  • Service Transmission Shifting Linkage
  • Overhaul Manual Transmissions

AMST 403 – Automatic Transmissions

  • Describe Torque Converters
  • Describe Planetary Gear Trains
  • Overhaul Automatic Transmissions
  • Service Hydraulic and Electrical Control Systems

AMST 404 – Drive Lines

  • Service Drive Shafts
  • Service Final Drives, Differentials and Axles

AMST 405 – All Wheel and Four Wheel Drive Systems

  • Inspect All Wheel Drive Systems
  • Service Mechanical and Electronic Four Wheel Drive Systems

AMST 406 – New Drive Line Technology

  • Describe Hybrid Vehicle Systems
  • Describe New Transmission Technology

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