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%.
IPAST 101 - Workplace Safety
IPAST 102 - Employability Skills
IPAST 103 - Tools & Equipment
IPAST 104 - General Automotive Maintenance
IPAST 105 - General Automotive Repair
IPAST 106 - Electrical/Electronic Systems
IPAST 107 - Brake Systems
IPAST 108 - Steering Systems
IPAST 109 - Suspension Systems
IPAST 201 - Electrical Systems
IPAST 202 - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
IPAST 203 - Gasoline Engines
IPAST 204 - Engine Support Systems
IPAST 205 - Diesel Engine and Fuel Systems
IPAST 301 - Electrical and Electronic Systems
IPAST 302 - Fuel Delivery Systems
IPAST 303 - Electronic Ignition Systems
IPAST 304 - Engine Management Systems
IPAST 305 - Emmission Control Systems
IPAST 401 - Clutch Systems
IPAST 402 - Manual Transmissions
IPAST 403 - Automatic Transmissions
IPAST 404 - Drivelines
IPAST 405 - All-Wheel Drive and Four-Wheel Drive Systems
IPAST 406 - New Driveline Technology
IPAST 500 - On-the-Job Training
Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 05/09/2021