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Auto Tech

A Dual Credit program offered in partnership with School Districts 61, 62, 63, 64 and 79

Love working on cars?

If you love cars, the Auto Tech program is a great start toward a career as an automotive service technician. You'll start at Esquimalt High School for 13 weeks of in-class theory and practical hands-on learning in the auto shop. For the final seven weeks you'll be at Camosun College for Level 1 apprenticeship technical training. The program also includes 120 hours of work experience.

A 3-part Program

This full-time program starts February 10, 2015, with a maximum 18 students. It's a dual-credit program, which means you'll earn high school and college credit at the same time, with tuition fees covered by your school district.

Part 1: at Esquimalt High School, with an Esquimalt High teacher

  • Monday-Friday, February 10-May 22, 2014 (13 weeks, not including spring break)
  • Each day you'll spend some time in the classroom, as well as time in the shop learning and practicing your hands-on skills. You'll learn:
    • safe shop and employment practices
    • automotive theory, hands-on knowledge and study skills
    • skills required to be hired and employed within the automotive industry

Part 2: 120 hours work experience

  • Before you begin the Camosun portion of this program, you will need to complete a total of 120 hours of relevant work experience. This can be done prior to starting the program, or it can be accomplished in two stages:
    • At least 40 hours before your first day of class in February.
    • 80 hours during the March spring break.

Part 3: at Camosun College, with a Camosun instructor

  • Monday-Friday, May 25-July 10, 2014 (7 weeks)
  • Through classroom and shop experience, you'll complete the apprenticeship technical training. When you're finished, you'll be eligible to write the provincial exam to earn your Automotive Service Technician Level 1 Certificate of Qualification.

Getting started

To be successful in this program:

  • your math and English skills should be at the grade 11 level or higher
  • you should enjoy problem solving and working with your hands
  • you should be a good team player, and also able to work independently

You may apply for this program if you:

  • are currently in grade 11 or 12
  • will be able to complete at least 40 hours of relevant work experience (paid or unpaid) prior to the start of the program

Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The February 2015 program is now full.

To apply, please contact:

Nicola Priestley
SD61 Career Coordinator
npriestley@sd61.bc.ca

Costs

Your tuition will be paid by the school district, but you are responsible for the application fee and for purchasing personal safety gear and supplies.

This includes steel-toed shoes, appropriate work clothing and about $450 for textbooks.

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Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
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4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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