Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship

Campus Kelowna
Delivery Full-Time
Credential Apprenticeship
Notes

Level 1 = 7 weeks
Level 2 = 7 weeks
Level 3 = 7 weeks
Level 4 = 7 weeks

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Apprenticeship Description

Automotive Service Technicians possess a full range of knowledge and abilities required to perform preventative maintenance, diagnose problems and repair vehicle systems including engines, vehicle management, hybrids, steering, braking, tires, wheels, drivetrains, suspension, electrical, electronics, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), restraints, trim and accessories of automotive vehicle and light trucks with a gross vehicle weight less than 5,500 kg.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees for each apprenticeship level are:

  • Tuition: $800.59
  • Ancillary fees - Okanagan College: $89.78
  • Ancilliary fees - student association: $28.63
  • Health and dental: not applicable

Total tuition and fees: $919

Program Details

Program Outline
  • safety
  • employment skills
  • tools and equipment
  • basic electrical systems
  • brake systems
  • steering systems
  • suspension systems
  • drive lines
  • body accessories and trim
  • hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) safety
Textbooks and supplies for Level 1
  • AST Level 1 Custom Book: $6.29
  • CDX Automotive Steering and Suspension (ISBN: 978-1-284-10209-3): $102.79
  • CDX Fundamentals of Automotive Technology, 2nd Edition (ISBN: 978-1-284-10995-5): $173.49
  • coveralls
  • CSA steel-toed work boots
  • safety glasses
  • lock for locker
  • binder
Program Outline
  • Starting and charging systems
  • Electronic brakes, steering and suspension
  • Manual transmission
  • Clutches
  • Gasoline engines
  • Gasoline engine support systems
Textbooks and supplies for Level 2
  • AST Level 2 Custom Book - $207.29
  • coveralls
  • CSA steel-toed work boots
  • safety glasses
  • lock for locker
  • binder
  • during Level 2, students may choose to bring an engine to rebuild during class. This is optional, and the engine must already be pulled from the car.
  • government-issued picture ID (driver’s licence, photo ID or valid passport) is required to write the provincial and national exams; student ID cards are not acceptable.

Note: Prices do not include 5% GST, and prices are also subject to change. Textbooks are available at the OC Campus Store by contacting 250-762-5445 ext. 4586 or ordering online.

Program Outline
  • Electrical and electronic systems
  • Fuel delivery systems
  • Electronic ignition systems
  • Emission control systems
  • Engine management systems
  • Electrical accessories
Textbooks for Level 3
  • CDX FAT 2nd ed. (ISBN:978-1-284-10995-5): $173.49
  • CDX Advanced Automotive Electricity and Electronics (ISBN: 978-1-284-10169-0): $120.79
  • Class and Shop Task Sheets (print media folder)
  • Practical Assessment Sheets (administration folder): $4.79

Prices do not include 5% GST, and prices are also subject to change. Textbooks are available at the OC Campus Store by contacting 250-762-5445 ext. 4586 or ordering online.

Required supplies
  • coveralls
  • CSA steel-toed work boots
  • safety glasses
  • lock for locker
  • binder

Note for all levels: government-issued picture ID is required to write the provincial and national exams: driver’s licence, photo ID or valid passport. Student ID cards are not acceptable.

 

Program Outline
  • Automatic transmissions
  • All-wheel-drive/four-wheel-drive systems
  • Diesel engine systems
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning
  • Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (EV)
  • Restraint systems
  • Instrumentation and entertainment electrical systems
  • New drive line technologies
Textbooks for Level 4
  • CDX Automotive Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles (ISBN: 978-1-284-12203-9): $122.29
  • CDX Light Duty Diesel Engines (ISBN: 978-1-284-14509-0)  $162.99
  • CDX Automotive Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (ISBN: 978-1-284-11924-4): $122.29
  • Class and Shop Task Sheets (print media folder):  $6.00

Prices do not include 5% GST, and prices are also subject to change. Textbooks are available at the OC Campus Store by contacting 250-762-5445 ext. 4586 or ordering online.

Required supplies
  • coveralls
  • CSA steel-toed work boots
  • safety glasses
  • lock for locker
  • binder

Note for all levels: government-issued picture ID is required to write the provincial and national exams: driver’s licence, photo ID or valid passport. Student ID cards are not acceptable.

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Admission Requirements

  • Registered as an apprentice with ITA BC.
  • Must be working for an employer with at least one qualified journeyperson. 
  • Not registered as an apprentice? Ask your employer to register you as an apprentice with the Industry Training Authority (ITA). It’s free, simple, and can be completed within a few minutes online or printed and mailed to the ITA Head Office. More details can be found at www.itabc.ca
     

 

Financial Incentives

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant provides direct support to apprentices in the first two years of an approved apprenticeship training program (Red Seal trades). The taxable grant is $1,000 for Level 1 and $1,000 for Level 2. This grant is only available after you have completed the specified level of technical training and have a specific number of work-based hours on your ITA transcript.

The Apprenticeship Completion Grant is a $3,000 taxable cash grant for apprentices who complete their apprenticeship training and obtain Red Seal endorsement or a provincial/territorial certificate of qualification in a designated Red Seal trade. Apprentices can apply twice; once after their first year of training, and one more time after their second year.

Note: this grant is not available to students in the Professional Cook and/or Baker Apprenticeship programs.

The Apprenticeship Completion Grant is a $2,000 taxable cash grant for apprentices who complete their apprenticeship training and obtain Red Seal endorsement or a provincial/territorial certificate of qualification in a designated Red Seal trade.

Apprentices who complete their third and four year of any apprenticeship program may be eligible for a tax credit. The apprentice will receive the tax credit when they file their annual income taxes. Apprentices will be eligible for a tax credit of $2,000 for completing Level 3 and a credit for $2,500 for completing Level 4 of any apprenticeship. For more information visit www.sbr.gov.bc.ca

Apprentices registered in a Red Seal trade apprenticeship program who meet the eligibility requirements may receive up to $4,000 in loans per period of technical training. The purpose of the CAL is to provide apprentices registered in Red Seal trades with loans to assist with the costs to attend technical training.

The LNG Canada Trades Training Fund is available for application by employers on behalf of their apprentices who are high-demand trades. Funding can be requested for apprenticeship training, foundation training as well as specialized, technical and managerial training. Only small companies with 20 employees or less, who are supporting apprenticeship in the demand trades, are eligible.

The federal government will now provide tax recognition for the costs that many employed tradespeople incur to provide their own tools in their employment duties. A deduction (up to a maximum of $500/year) will be allowed for the total cost of new tools acquired by an employed tradesperson in a tax year in excess of $1000. Employer will need to certify that the employee is required to obtain those tools for use in employment activities.

Your T2202A tax form is available online via myOkanagan on the last day of February.
To access your tax form:

  1. Login to myOkanagan
  2. Username: 300XXXXXX@stu.oc
  3. Password: birthdate (mmddyyyy) (you will be asked to update your password the first time you login)
  4. Click the "T2202A Tax Form" link under Online Services

If you have any problems accessing your myOkanagan account, please call IT Services at 1-866-839-4032 or complete an online myOkanagan password reset request.

 

 

Additional Information

Learn more about the Department
View the Tuition and Fees page

 

 

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