This seven-month (30-week) program takes students with little or no previous experience in the automotive repair trade and supplies them with the necessary skills to seek employment in this industry as an apprentice mechanic. This program exposes the students to many aspects of servicing and repair in the automotive repair trade with a focus on developing practical skills. Graduates of this program will receive 450 hours towards Automotive Service Technician Year 1 (AST 1) certification and the opportunity to write the AST 1 Certificate of Qualification exam. The AST 1 Certificate of Qualification and 1500 hours are required to proceed into AST 2.
English 10 with minimum 50% or alternatives.
A minimum of 50% in any of:
Or a minimum of 63% on the ABLE mathematics Test scores are only good for two (2) years.
Applicants who have not satisfied the Math requirement within the last seven (7) years must write the ABLE Mathematics test and must receive a minimum of 63%.
Minimum passing grade per component is 70%.
Program Schedule: September to April and February to August (30 weeks)
Textbooks: (subject to change) $369.75 + 5% book tax - approximate
There are a number of physical activities involved in training for a skilled trade. Please review the physical activities of the program and the recommended student characteristics.
Trades and Apprenticeship
Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 10/27/2016