Get an introduction to key elements of automotive service, collision and refinishing, prep, painting, and heavy duty equipment before choosing an apprenticeship or career path.
What you will learn
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate safe working practices including compliance with Worksafe BC and WHMIS regulations.
- Demonstrate forklift operation in accordance with IVES Training Group standards.
- Demonstrate general automotive maintenance services including lubrication and fluids, belts and hoses, exterior lamps, tires and wheels in accordance with Industry Training Authority (ITA) Provincial competencies for Automotive Service.
- Demonstrate welding procedures and welding safety in accordance with ITA Provincial competencies for Automotive Service.
- Demonstrate basic equipment operational procedures in accordance with ITA Provincial competencies for Heavy Duty/Commercial Transport.
- Demonstrate basic automotive repair refinishing practices in accordance with ITA Provincial competencies for Automotive Refinishing.
What to expect
Program Duration and Maximum Time for Completion
This program is 300 hours. Maximum time for completion is two years.
The Transportation Trades Sampler short certificate provides a wide range of opportunities for student Instructional time is (approximately) 25% classroom and 75% practical activity. Classroom activities are lectures, demonstrations, audio-visual presentations and exercises. Practical experience takes place in an active shop setting. 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.
Applicants do not apply to VCC directly. Interested BC secondary school students, teachers and counselors are directed to contact the Career Program Coordinator or Administrator for their school district. See the Youth Explore Program website for details (http://youth.itabc.ca/programs/explore/).
Note: Students will be required to provide safety boots.
- This program is available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. See program options for international students at VCC International.
- Applicants who self-identify as Indigenous are strongly encouraged to connect with VCC’s Indigenous Education and Community Engagement team to learn more about VCC’s Indigenous Enrolment policy, application preparation/completion, program advising, and a range of other individualized services.
- Applicants must submit official transcripts and educational documents as required by their course or program.
Basic Computer Skills
Good general health and respiratory condition
Physical strength and stamina compatible with the handling of heavy parts and equipment as required by the program
Ability to tolerate noise and vibration
Mechanical aptitude and interest
Good manual dexterity
Good hand-eye co-ordination
Good eyesight and normal colour vision
Good line, form and depth perception
- Possession of valid BC driver's license
Prior learning assessment and recognition
Prior learning assessment and recognition is not available for this program.
|TTSP 0100||Workplace Safety||1|
|TTSP 0101||Basic Welding Procedures||1|
|TTSP 0102||Basic Sheet Metal Repair||1|
|TTSP 0103||Automotive Refinishing||1|
|TTSP 0104||Project Car||2|
|TTSP 0105||Heavy Equipment Operation||1|
|TTSP 0106||Forklift Operation||1|
|TTSP 0107||Automotive Engines||1|
|TTSP 0108||Automotive Maintenance||1|
|TTSP 0109||Introduction to Apprenticeship||0|
* This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.
Fees and other costs*
|Fee description||Fee Amount||Notes|
0 - 1
0 - 2
0 - 3
0 - 4
|Materials||0||not including textbooks|
|Medical & Dental||0|
|Program-specific extra fees||0|
This program is offered to students in high school.
Applicants do not apply to VCC directly. Interested BC high school students, teachers and counselors should contact the Career Program Coordinator or Administrator for their school district for information.
See the ITA Youth Explore Trades website for more details.