Automotive Service Technician

Automotive service technicians examine, test and repair the parts and systems on cars and light trucks. They often use computerized diagnostic equipment to test, adjust and repair key vehicle components such as engines, steering systems, braking systems, drive trains, vehicle suspensions and electrical systems. The work of an automotive service technician also involves reassembling and testing repaired items against manufacturers' standards, as well as performing preventative maintenance such as wheel alignments, oil changes and tune-ups.

Automotive Service Technician

TRU’s Automotive Service Technician program launches you into an exciting career in this rapidly changing field. You will learn how to diagnose and solve problems on all types of vehicles, including hybrid and electric. Successful completion of this program gives you a head start into an apprenticeship. Once ‘sponsored’ as an apprentice, you will already have completed 25% of your technical training, including 450 work-based hours.

Course content

General shop practice, automotive fundamentals, engines, basic test equipment, electrical systems, running gear, clutches, transmissions, rear axles, steering systems and braking systems, applied mathematics and safety education will be covered.

Two male students working with control panel
Two male students working with machinery
Female student tuning bicycle

Hands-on

We place strong emphasis on practical training with numerous hands-on projects. You will develop enough skills to be hired on as a productive employee — reducing the need for employers to invest more resources into training.

Education requirements

  • Completion of Grade 10 with Grade 10 Math and English (Grade 12 with Grade 11 Math, Physics and English recommended)
  • Acceptable score on Entry Assessment Test

General requirements

  • Must be in good physical health
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Must have safety boots and glasses
  • Must supply and launder your own coveralls
  • Must purchase welding gloves and welding hat
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Location

Kamloops

Next program intake

Sept. 8, 2020 - March 26, 2021

Program length

27 weeks

Contact
tradesadmissions@tru.ca

Automotive Service Technician

Apprenticeship training dates

 FromToLocation
AUTO - Level 3 March 30, 2020 May 15, 2020 Kamloops
AUTO - Level 4 March 29, 2021 May 14, 2021 Kamloops
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Costs for automotive service technician programs

Fees are based on 2019 rates and are subject to change.

Costs include items such as student/ancillary fees, books, personal tools and safety gear, which are kept by students when they graduate from the program.

General
Application fee $29.83
Accuplacer exam fee $37
Accuplacer rewrites $25
Parking (student parking website) $2.50 (pass) Motorcycle
$5 per day
Foundation
Tuition $2,970
Student and lab fees $1035
Learning guides and/or textbooks $345
CSA work boots, clear safety glasses, 2 pair coveralls $265
Calculator, 3-ring binder, paper, pens, etc. $50
Total $4,665