Automotive Service Technician – Foundation

By , May 5, 2014

Automotive Service Technicians examine, test and repair the parts, components and systems on cars and light trucks, often using computer­ized diagnostic equipment. They reassemble and test repaired items against manufacturer standards, as well as perform preventative maintenance such as wheel alignments, oil changes and tune-ups. Automotive Service Technician is a nationally designated trade under the Inter-Provincial Red Seal program.

If a student is just starting training, or has been unable to secure employment in industry as an Automotive Service Technician, enrolling in a Foundation Trades Training program is a viable option prior to entering into an Apprenticeship. Students receive training according to provincial Foundation Trades Training and Level 1 Apprenticeship curriculum.

Career options include: private or franchise business owner, fleet or service manager, shop foreman, or a technical college instructor.

Admission Prerequisites

  • Completion of Grade 10 level that includes Grade 10 English; and Grade 10 Math (Apprenticeship and Workplace), with 67 per cent (C+) or higher in both.

Where are the programs offered?

Northern Lights College, South Peace Campus, Dawson Creek  (starts February)

Northern Lights College, Fort St. John Campus  (starts September)


For more information and a Job Description for an Automotive Service Technician, see Page 2!

For more information on Automotive Service Technician Foundation training at Northern Lights College, go to the NLC website:

Dawson Creek program          •         Fort St. John program

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