The Automotive Technician process requires time spent on the job and in-school training. An Automotive Technician trainee must complete a four-year program including 6,360 workplace hours and 840 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.
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The classroom program will include courses in electrical systems, air conditioning systems, fuel systems, driveline, engine mechanical, power train, steering and suspension, brakes, 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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