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
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.
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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Fees and Other Costs
College initiative fee
Student union fee
Student union health plan fee
Student union dental plan fee
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 (includes HST)
Material fee: $328.80 Refundable tool and coverall deposit: $85 Textbooks $350 Tool Set: $700
- Fees are approximate and subject to change without notice. Students making advanced payments for programs/courses or installment payments for current programs, will be required to pay increased rates. The application fee is non-refundable. For more information, see withdrawals and refunds specific to this program.
For more information about the program call 604.871.7000, ext. 7349 or 604.871.7000, ext. 7426, or fax 604.871.7466.
Note: All course/program information including course/program content, length, admission requirements, prerequisites, start/end dates, postponements and/or cancellation is subject to change without notice.