This program consists of six months of instruction and a minimum of 300 hours (approximately three months) of on-the-job training and has been designed for automotive service technicians who have trained and worked internationally and wish to upgrade their skills and seek employment in the Canadian automobile service industry. Instruction will focus on subject matter relating to the profession of Automotive Service Technician as set out by the British Columbia Industry Training Authority for all four levels of Apprenticeship. Successful graduates of this program will receive an Automotive Service Technician Interprovincial Refresher Certificate from Okanagan College and will be prepared to write the Interprovincial exam administered by the British Columbia Industry Training Authority.
Applicants must pass an entrance exam that is administered by Okanagan College and be pre-qualified by the British Columbia Industry Training Authority to write the Interprovincial exam that will be offered at the end of the program.
Applicants must provide written confirmation of pre-qualification from the British Columbia Industry Training Authority.
The Automotive Service Technician Interprovincial Refresher Certificate will be granted upon successful completion of the 26 program components. Students must receive a pass in their on-the-job training component and complete the other 25 program components with a minimum passing grade of 60% in each component and an overall grade average of 70%.
Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 02/19/2017