Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship Harmonized

Advance your skills as an apprentice Automotive Service Technician following the criteria as set out by the Industry Training Authority (ITA). You’ll build valuable skills that are in demand in the BC automotive industry on the pathway towards a red seal journeyperson certification.

 This program is currently not available to international applicants.
Where: Campbell River
Starts: See schedule below
Length: 7 weeks
Delivery: On-campus and Digital (Blended)

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NIC works closely with our program advisory committee, comprised of industry professionals and local employers who provide valuable insight to inform programming, all in support of you having access to the best, most current training possible.

Cheryl O’Connell, NIC dean, trades and technical programs

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Program Requirements

Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship Harmonized Training Classes

Dates and classes may change or be cancelled depending on demand. 
Apprentices enrolling in technical training must take their training in sequential order, Level 1, then 2, then 3, then 4.  You must complete all levels of technical training to be eligible to write the Interprovincial (Red Seal) examination.
ATH-200 – Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship Harmonized Level 2



Admission Requirements

  1. Applicants must be ITA registered apprentices.
  2. Complete and submit the NIC Application for Admission form, writing "Automotive" and the level of training as the program name.
  3. Complete and submit the NIC Apprentice Training Registration form. 

To Be Successful

  • You will find greater ease and success in your training if your abilities in mathematics, reading and writing are at a sufficient level. NIC Assessment Services is available to provide math and English assessments year-round. If you need to refresh your skills or upgrade in a few areas, those classes are available at NIC.
  • We encourage you to develop a workplace plan with your employer to make sure you are practicing all related trade skills.
  • School training periods can be very intense, especially because of the quantity of reading you will be required to do. Whenever possible, you are encouraged to complete readings in advance.

Accessible Learning

Making education accessible for those with a documented disability is a key priority for NIC. We offer a wide range of services, supports and resources for students. For more information visit: Accessible Learning Services.

Program Highlights

All NIC Training programs follow the criteria set by the Industry Training Authority (ITA) to ensure your trades qualifications meet current industry standards.

NIC works closely with industry to ensure your apprenticeship training is of the highest quality. For more information on apprenticeships visit the ITA website.

Apprentice training builds on your foundation skills as you pursue your Red Seal certification. Take advantage of modern facilities and small class sizes to develop skills with tools, equipment, and machinery so you’re prepared to work in a wide range of automotive shops.

Supply List

Personal Protection Equipment

  • Safety Glasses
  • Coveralls
  • Steel Toed Boots – CSA approved
  • Welding helmet, goggles, gloves


Classroom Supplies

  • Padlock or Combination Lock
  • 3 ring binder
  • Loose leaf paper and graph paper
  • Pen/ pencil / hi-liter
  • Scientific Calculator (optional)

In addition, NIC is pleased to make shop tools available to students in exchange for a refundable tool deposit which will be returned at the end of the term if all tools and tags are returned in an acceptable condition.

Tuition & Costs Estimate

Additional fees may also include necessary equipment, supplies, NIC appointed uniforms, or field trips not included in these estimates.

While we do our best to share accurate and timely fee information, changes may occur. For more information, visit our tuition page.

Domestic Fees

Level 2
Tuition $683
NISU Fees $35
Books $547
Learner Resource $35
Total $1,300

Full-time costs noted are estimates for planning purposes.  Accurate book costs are available by course through the NIC book search.