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Automotive Service Technician Foundation

Certificate in Automotive Service Technician Foundation

Fuelling your future

Fundamental training

The Automotive Service Technician program prepares you for entry into the automotive mechanical repair trade, and provides possible accreditation toward Year 1 Apprenticeship training.

Electric Vehicle Maintenance Training Program

Camosun is preparing to offer a new 36-hour Electric Vehicle (EV) Maintenance Training program later this year. A pilot program will be launched in Fall 2021 with a full offering of the program expected in 2022. Red Seal Automotive Technicians looking to upgrade their skills to work on electric vehicles should monitor the college’s Trades programs webpages: for updates. With over 5,600 licenced electric vehicles on the road on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands today, and the use of zero-emissions vehicles growing exponentially, Camosun is now the region’s electric vehicle training hub for automotive technicians seeking to enhance their skills now and into the future. Contact Instructor Patrick Jones, , 250–370–3812 for more information.


Automotive Technology

Our Automotive Service Technician Foundation program will introduce you to the latest in electric and hybrid technology.


This Foundation program covers general automotive practices, fuel and electrical/electronic systems, engine performance and repair. In only 30 weeks, you will graduate with the skills and knowledge that make you highly employable within many areas of the automotive industry, including lube technician, tire repair technician, brake & muffler installer, parts person, and a broad range of other positions.

As a graduate of this program, you'll be ready to start your future employment with credit for 450 hours toward the 1,500 hours required for Level 1 AST apprenticeship.

Next up: apprenticeship

As an apprentice, you will continue to build on your skills in your speciality and gain the practical experience necessary to become fully qualified through Levels 2, 3 and 4 to get your journeyperson certificate of qualification. After Level 4 you will be eligible to write the inter-provincial Red Seal exam.

For more details regarding the Industry Training Program apprenticeship, please review the ITA Accredited Program profiles for Automotive Service Technician Certification. Apprentice training

Automotive Service Technician Foundation

Certificate in Automotive Service Technician
30 weeks
Study Options
Full-time only
Work Experience
Two weeks in program and eligible for an apprenticeship once employed
September & March
Trades & Technology

"The course gave real life job experience. You get to understand how the vehicles work, not just learn how to replace parts."

Automotive Service Technician Foundation graduate

Related programs

  • Auto Tech dual-credit program for high school students
Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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