Camosun is Vancouver Island's largest provider of trades training, and is known for training excellence in more than 20 trades and apprenticeship programs.
Design, build and power your career.
As an Automotive Service Technician Foundation student, you are part of our School of Trades & Technology.
The School of Trades & Technology plays a vital role in training tradespeople, technicians, technologists and artisans on Southern Vancouver Island. We offer a variety of programs and courses to meet your needs, be they to establish or further your career in the trades or technologies, bridge into a third year Engineering program or just for your own personal interest through Continuing Education.
You'll have the opportunity to work on automobiles and operate equipment in real-life situations. You'll learn how the vehicles and equipment operate before you start repairs — making you a much better mechanic.
From Foundation to Apprenticeship
Foundation and Pre-employment programs
Foundation and pre-employment certificate programs run six to ten months each and provide a comprehensive introduction to the trade. These programs combine in-class learning with hands-on practical skills, making you well-positioned for entry-level employment or to begin an apprenticeship. Foundation programs also provide a head-start on apprenticeship training by covering the technical learning outcomes required in your first apprenticeship year. Foundation grads receive credit for Level 1 technical training as well as some of the required training hours.
Technical training for registered Apprentices
If you've already been hired as an apprentice, you can get all your required technical training at Camosun without starting in the longer Foundation program. Learn more.
Member of the Industry Training Authority (ITA)
The Industry Training Authority (ITA) leads and coordinates British Columbia's skilled trades system. The ITA works with employers, employees, industry, labour, training providers and government to issue credentials, manage apprenticeships, set program standards, and increase opportunities in the trades.
Established in 2004, the ITA is a provincial crown agency and governed by a nine-person Board of Directors. Learn more.
You'll be trained to find employment in every facet of the automotive trade. The Automotive Service Technician course includes 2 weeks of work experience.
Some of our business associates and work experience supporters include the following:
- Campus Honda
- Campus Nissan
- Canadian Tire
- Cords Key-2 Auto Parts
- Dave Wheaton Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, GMC
- Ellice Automotive
- Flint Automotive
- George Auto Supply
- Glanford Auto Service
- Ken Evans Ford
- Lordco Auto Parts
- Metro Toyota
- Parkside Motors
- Rand Automotive
- Searles Auto Repair
- Three Point Mortors
- Victoria BMW
- Victoria Hyundai