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Duration

8 months

Tuition

$3,794

  Vancouver

Jan 4-Aug 26

Plus 1 other start dates

May 2 - Dec 23 2022

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Credential

Certificate

Year Founded

1965

Scholarships

yes

Get a full introduction to automotive service by learning to examine, test, and repair vehicles in VCC’s state-of-the-art automotive service shop. The Automotive Service Technician Harmonized Foundation Program is designed to meet the training needs of industry.

Instructional time is (approximately) 35% classroom and 65% practical activity. Classroom activities are lectures, demonstrations, audio-visual presentations and exercises. Practical  experience takes place in an active shop setting dealing with real customers. The extensive workshop experience reinforces theoretical concepts and develops manual dexterity. The active shop also provides familiarity with repair procedures and electronic equipment standard safety procedures. All modules are designed to enable the student to work independently and in groups.

What You’ll Learn

  • Demonstrate safe working practices including compliance with Worksafe BC and WHMIS regulations.
  • Demonstrate employability and communication skills and work in a businesslike manner.
  • Utilize hand, measuring, and power tools and equipment safely and effectively.
  • Provide general automotive maintenance services including lubrication and fluids, belts and hoses, exterior lamps, body trim and hardware, tires and wheels, non friction bearings, and spindles and hubs.
  • Demonstrate general automotive practices including diagnostic procedures and basic welding.
  • Assess, diagnose, and service basic electrical systems.
  • Assess, diagnose, and service hydraulic, drum brake, disc brake, power assist, and anti-lock brake systems.
  • Assess, diagnose, and service steering systems.
  • Assess, diagnose, and service suspension systems.
  • Assess, diagnose, and service front and rear wheel drive axle shafts and assemblies.
  • Demonstrate safe working protocols for hybrid electric vehicles.
  • Assess, diagnose, and service interior and exterior components and trim.

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