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What will I learn?

In this two-year program, students will acquire the foundational skills and knowledge required for entry into a position in the automotive service industry. The first year follows the Industry Training Authority (ITA) automotive service technician foundations course outline, and focuses on hands-on, physical skills development. Students complete a summer co-op work term between years one and two. In year two, students will gain the knowledge to work in the diagnostics and repair of automotive engines, braking, suspension, restraint, hybrid, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, network control, and support systems.

Automotive service technicians perform preventative maintenance, diagnose problems and repair vehicle systems including engines, vehicle management, hybrids, steering, braking, tires, wheels, drivetrains, suspensions, electrical, electronics, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, restrains, trim, and accessories for automotive vehicles and light trucks with a gross vehicle weight less than 5,500 KG.

Careers in the automotive industry include:

  • Autobody shop
  • Automotive mechanic shop
  • Vehicle dealership
  • Self-employed

Automotive Service Technician Diploma Courses

In the first year of this two-year program, students will acquire the foundational skills and knowledge required for entry into a position in the automotive service industry. The emphasis will be hands-on, physical skill development to prepare students for a co-op work term. The AUTO 115 course follows the ITA foundations outline. This will provide the students with the knowledge needed to pursue the AST Level 1 ITA certification. A summer co-op work term, between the first and second year programing, aids students in becoming familiar with the industry and gaining additional real world skills. In the second year, students will gain the knowledge needed to work in the diagnostics and repair of engine, braking, suspension, restraint, hybrid, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, network control, and support systems. These are skills that the industry has identified as being in demand. The goal of this program is to provide students with experience and knowledge that is helpful in acquiring an apprenticeship.

DELIVERY:

Alternate Delivery

Which department am I in?

College of New Caledonia

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$18,750.00 (US$ 14,546) per year
The estimated cost for this program is CAN $37,500
Start date

Scheduled dates throughout the year

Venue

College of New Caledonia

Prince George campus,

3330 - 22nd Avenue,

PRINCE GEORGE,

British Columbia (BC),

V2N 1P8, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Applications requirement proof of successful completion of the following:

  • Successful completion of English 10, or English 030, or equivalent
  • Successful completion of Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10; or Math 030, or a minimum C grade in one of the following: Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 or Trades Math 041, or equivalent
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 80 (IBT) or minimum overall Academic IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent, or successful completion of CNC’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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