Automotive Service Technician - Foundation (2018/19)
|Total Cost (tuition & fees)||$3,773.50|
|International Tuition »|
All students that apply to the College are required to pay the $30 application fee. The application fee for international students is $100. Trades Apprenticeship students who are new to the College pay a one-time application fee per trade.
|Student Association Fee:|
For credit based courses there is an $11.50 student association fee for each course. The maximum student associate fee is 3 courses per semester for a total of $34.50. Some programs (Trades, Vocational & Health) are charged based on number of weeks they are in session. For these programs the student association fee is $2.30 per week of study (an 8 week program is charged $2.30 x 8 weeks = $18.40 fee).
|Bus Pass Fee:|
Students that are enrolled in full time studies at College of the Rockies pay a bus pass fee for unlimited access to public transit in the Cranbrook area. This fee only applies to students enrolled in an On-campus program at the Cranbrook and Gold Creek campus (online students are not required to pay bus pass fees).
This fee is for Occupational First Aid Level 1 and is required for this program. Occupational First Aid Level 1 is a 7-hour program that equips you with emergency skills needed to stabilize an injured person until trained help arrives. Areas covered include bleeding control, CPR, and conscious and unconscious choking. Students that have a valid PVHE-100 Certificate are not required to take this course.
Students in Trades related programs are required to pay a Toolbox fee.
|Health and Dental Fee:|
An annual fee of $225 for the Health & Dental Plan is charged to students registered in the Fall Term in nine or more face-to-face (in-class) credits/hours or enrolled in full-time programs lasting for at least nine weeks of study. This plan provides you with extended health and dental coverage for some of those services not covered by the BC MSP and other health-care programs.
*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.
This comprehensive 30 week Automotive Service Technician Foundation (pre-apprenticeship) program provides students with the skills, knowledge and training necessary to enter the automotive industry and covers the program competencies for Level 1 of the four year Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship program. Emphasis is placed on the development of practical mechanical knowledge for preparation in the automotive industry. Content covered includes general automotive maintenance and practices, basic electrical systems, brake systems, steering systems and suspension systems, as well as using automotive tools and equipment.
The program is taught through regular lectures and demonstrations, and students are given extensive practical training in a functioning automotive shop setting. Safe work habits are emphasized, reinforced and practiced throughout the program.
Upon successful completion of the 30 week Automotive Service Technician Foundation program, students receive:
- Level 1 Technical Training credit from Industry Training Authority of the 4 Level Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship program
- 450 Work-based Training hours
- Certificate of Completion Automotive Service Technician (Industry Training Authority)
- College of the Rockies Certificate;
Secondary School graduation, BC Adult Graduation Diploma, GED or Mature student status (age 19 prior to the start of classes) and completion of a College assessment to an acceptable level.
Secondary school graduation or equivalent, or completion of a College of the Rockies assessment to an acceptable level.
The following education is highly recommended for student success within the program:
- Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11, Trades Mathematics 11, or equivalent
- English 12
- Physics 11 or Science and Technology 11
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
Visit our Trades Training Schedule for program start dates
Technical Training Content:
AMST 101 Perform Safety-Related Functions
- Maintain safe work environment
- Use personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety equipment
AMST 102 Use Tools, Equipment and Documentation
- Use tools and equipment
- Use fasteners, tubing, hoses and fittings
- Use hoisting and lifting equipment
- Use technical information
AMST 103 Use Communication and Mentoring Techniques
- Use communication techniques
AMST 104 Diagnose and Repair Engine Systems
- Test and service lubrication and cooling systems
- Describe internal combustion engine principles
- Assess leaks
AMST 105 Diagnose and Repair Driveline Systems Diagnose and repair drive shafts and axles
- Diagnose and repair basic wiring and electrical systems
- Diagnose and repair starting and charging systems and batteries
AMST 107 Diagnose and Repair Steering and Suspension, Braking, Control Systems, Tires, Wheels, Hubs and Wheel Bearings
- Diagnose and repair steering and control systems
- Diagnose and repair suspension and control systems
- Diagnose and repair braking and control systems
- Diagnose and repair tires, wheels, hubs and wheel bearings
AMST 108 Diagnose and Repair Restraint Systems, Body Components, Accessories and Trim
- Diagnose and repair wind noises, rattles and water leaks
- Diagnose and repair interior and exterior components, accessories and trim
- Diagnose and repair latches, locks and movable glass
AMST 109 Diagnose and Repair Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (EV)
- Implement specific safety protocols for hybrid and electric vehicles (EV)
Upon the successful completion of this program, students will be able to
- apply safe work practices including WorkSafeBC, Occupational Health and Safety, Personal Protection Equipment, fire safety procedures and WHMIS;
- effectively and safely use hand tools, measuring tools, power tools, shop equipment;
- describe and demonstrate welding procedures including oxyacetylene components and procedures, gas metal arc welding components, methods and procedures;
- describe and use fasteners, tubings, fittings, drive belts;
- describe and use hoisting and lifting equipment safely;
- describe and use technical information;
- diagnose and repair drive shafts, basic wiring and electrical systems, starting and charging systems and batteries;
- diagnose and repair steering and suspension systems, braking, control systems, tires, wheels, hubs and wheel bearings;
- diagnose and repair restraint systems, body components, accessories and trim; and diagnose and repair hybrid electric vehicles.