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Automotive Service Technician Foundation

Jump start your career. Train to become an automotive service technician in VCC's well-equipped shop. In addition, earn apprenticeship qualifications while you gain your VCC credential. Practical workshop experience takes place on real customer vehicles. Graduates of this program acquire basic knowledge, skills and attitudes to carry out their duties in a safe, ethical and professional manner. This program is fully recognized by the Industry Training Authority

Program Status

Accepting applications.
Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
January, May, September 8 months Certificate Broadway Full-time

Apply Now

Apply Now

The first step, apply early. Students who have officially applied and met all admission requirements are sent a letter of acceptance approximately four to five months in advance of the next available start date. A first payment is required to reserve a space in the program.

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If you're ready and know the program you want, apply now. Download and complete the (PDF) application form and fax to 604.443.8450 . Visit us at one of our campus locations.

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Program Description

Program Description


This 8-month program parallels first-year automotive technician apprenticeship training to enhance a graduate's employability in the industry. Instructional time is 35% classroom and 65% practical activity (approximate). Classroom activities are lectures, demonstrations, audio-visual presentations and exercises. Practical experience takes place in an active shop setting dealing with real customers. The extensive workshop experience provides reinforcement of theoretical concepts, develops hand skills, and familiarity with repair procedures, electronic equipment standard safety procedures. All modules are designed to enable the student to work independently and in groups. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive credit from the ITA for the first level of apprenticeship training in automotive service technician.







Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.

Program Specific

  1. Graduation from an appropriate career preparation program or meet the English and math requirements(English 11 or Communications 12 or equivalent).
  2. Math 10 or equivalent.
  3. Relevant trade experience is considered.


Courses Schedule

Courses Schedule



Workplace Safety
AUTO 1130
Term 1
1.5 credits  course outline
Employability Skills
AUTO 1131
Term 1
1.5 credits  course outline
Tools and Equipment
AUTO 1132
Term 1
4.0 credits  course outline
General Automotive Maintenance
AUTO 1133
Term 1
7.0 credits  course outline
General Automotive Practices
AUTO 1134
Term 1
4.0 credits  course outline
Brake Systems
AUTO 1235
Term 2
6.0 credits  course outline
Steering Systems
AUTO 1236
Term 2
6.5 credits  course outline
Suspension Systems
AUTO 1237
Term 2
3.5 credits  course outline
Electrical/Electronic Systems
AUTO 1238
Term 2
6.0 credits  course outline


Fees and Other costs


Application Fee $30
Tuition Fee $3,237.60
Student Union Fee $50.36
College Initiative Fee $93.20
Student Union Health Plan Fee $ 150.52
Student Union Dental Plan Fee $ 143.33
U-Pass Fee $ 300.0
Other Costs A Deposit is due 3 weeks after acceptance into a class. Remaining balance is due 3 months prior to start date of training. Fees are refunded according to the Refund Policy. e-Textbook $112 Material fee: $335.20Refundable tool and coverall deposit: $85Textbooks $350 Tool Set: $700


Info Sessions

Info Sessions

Vancouver Community College has been a leader in transportation trades training for more than 50 years, giving graduates the skills to succeed in a demanding job market. Our students often find jobs in their trades before they graduate.

VCC's foundation and apprenticeship programs are among the best in B.C. VCC transportation trades programs continue to be a leader in providing the hands-on training in:

Automotive service technician
Automotive collision repair
Automotive refinishing technician
Heavy duty and commercial transport

Come for a tour to see our shops, talk with instructors and see the training that regularly earns VCC students top honours in regional skills competitions.

Join us at VCC's Broadway campus, 1155 East Broadway at Glen Drive, one block west of Clark Drive and across from VCC/Clark SkyTrain station.

Date Day Time Room Location
August 6, 2013 Tuesday 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Lobby, building B Broadway
August 13, 2013 Tuesday 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Lobby, building B Broadway
August 20, 2013 Tuesday 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Lobby, building B Broadway
August 21, 2013 Wednesday 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Lobby, building B Broadway


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Program: Automotive Service Technician Foundation

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