Over a two-year period, students train on a rotational basis with five-eight weeks terms in the classroom and nine weeks of hands-on, paid work experience in a GM dealership. Classroom instructors are trained by General Motors, and are in tune with the latest trends in technology. New vehicles, training components and aids are provided by GM for students to work on and learn from in a closely supervised and structured environment.
The automotive service technician apprenticeship process requires time spent on the job and in-school training. A GM (ASEP) automotive technician apprentice must complete a five-level program including 7,200 workplace hours and 1,200 in-school hours of training. After completion of training, a passing grade on inter-provincial exams will result in the BC Certificate of Apprenticeship and the Certificate of Qualification, with Red Seal Inter-provincial Certification.
The classroom program will include courses in electrical systems, air conditioning systems, fuel systems, driveline, engine mechanical, power train, steering and suspension, brakes, electrical options and accessories, computer operated/assisted systems, truck components and systems and body and trim.
Harmonized apprentice levels will be regularly scheduled as follows:
The following apprentices will be required to complete their levels of training in the harmonized program:
Transitioning to harmonized Level 2
Apprentices that need to transition to the harmonized program will be required to complete self-study. Additional training is required to address the gaps in program content as follows:
Current program for apprentices entering Level 3 or 4
Automotive Technicians that have completed their Level 2 training prior to September 1, 2017 and are continuing into Levels 3 or 4 are encouraged to complete their remaining levels of training in their current stream as follows:
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