2018-19 Calendar

Automotive Service Technician

This program is now offered as Automotive Service Technician Foundation.

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.

Admission Requirements

  • B.C. secondary school graduation, or equivalent, or 19 years of age and out of secondary school for at least one year as of the first day of classes.
  • Math requirement:

A minimum of 50% in any of:

    • Pre-calculus Grade 11
    • Foundations of Mathematics Grade 11
    • Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics Grade 11
    • Principles of Mathematics 11
    • Applications of Mathematics 11
    • Essentials of Mathematics 11
    • Adult Basic Education MATH 011
    • Adult Basic Education MATH 084 and MATH 085
    • Adult Basic Education IALG 011

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%.

Graduation Requirement

Minimum passing grade per component is 70%.


ELMC 101A Describe Safe Work Practices
ELMC 101B Describe Safe Work Practices
ELMC 102A Describe Employability Skills
ELMC 102B Describe Employability Skills
ELMC 103A Use Tools and Equipment
ELMC 103B Use Tools and Equipment
ELMC 104A Demonstrate General Automotive Maintenance
ELMC 104B Demonstrate General Automotive Maintenance
ELMC 105A Demonstrate General Automotive Practices
ELMC 105B Demonstrate General Automotive Practices
ELMC 106A Service Brakes
ELMC 106B Service Brakes
ELMC 107A Service Steering Systems
ELMC 107B Service Steering Systems
ELMC 108A Service Suspension Systems
ELMC 108B Service Suspension Systems
ELMC 109A Service Electrical/Electronic Systems
ELMC 109B Service Electrical/Electronic Systems
ELMC 110A First Level Final Exam

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.

Program Area:

Trades and Apprenticeship

Campus (Intake):

  • Kelowna (Feb, May, Sep)




  • Full-Time


2018-19: $4,742.86

  • Fees include all mandatory fees: Activity fee, Health & Dental, Student Association fee, Education Technology fee, Development fee.
  • All amounts are approximate and are subject to change.
  • International students will pay International tuition fees


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Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 05/25/2018