Automotive Service Technician

Automotive Service

The Automotive Service industry is a challenging field that encompasses mechanical skills as well as, electrical and computer diagnostic skills. This program provides students with skills and knowledge in the subject area of automotive service technician and provides students with appropriate skills for entering the industry on a permanent basis. The program is designed to meet the need for skilled technicians who can repair systems on today's motor vehicles.

For program dates, please refer to the Program Schedule menu.  Auto Foundation is offered twice a year at the Cloverdale campus.


Foundation Training

Full-time: 30 weeks, Cloverdale Campus

Program: Foundation training prepares students to begin work in the automotive industry.   Students who successfully complete the Automotive Service Technician: Certificate (Foundation) will develop practical skills by repairing customer vehicles in a fully operational auto repair shop on the Cloverdale campus. This training will enhance students' knowledge and skills in shop safety, inspection, diagnostics, repair and servicing of mechanical, electrical and electronic systems for automobiles and light trucks.

Please visit the KPU calendar for more details about the Automotive Service Technician: Certificate (Foundation).

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Apprentice Training

Full-time: 6 to 7 weeks, Cloverdale Campus

Program Offers: Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4

Refer to the Apprenticeship Training section for additional information on apprenticeship registration procedures and the responsibilities of the apprentice.  Level 1 and 3 are seven weeks and level 2 and 4 are six week.

Please visit the KPU calendar for more information about the Automotive Service Technician:  Apprenticeship.

Seats for the Automotive Service Technician:  Apprenticeship program are still available.

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Youth TRAIN in Trades (formerly ACE IT)

Currently offered in partnership with Surrey School District (SD 36), Langley School District (SD 35) and Sea to Sky School District (SD 42).

Program: 21 week Foundation level training

Contact: Please contact your school counsellor for more information.