PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS (From NIC website)auto picture.jpg

You will train in a shop similar to that found in a normal work environment in order to develop the necessary skills to succeed. Special emphasis is placed on brake system servicing; steering, suspension service and wheel alignment; scheduled vehicle service; vehicle electrical and electronic systems; safety; and troubleshooting techniques.​

With successful completion of this program, graduates are eligible to write the Certificate of Qualification exam for Automotive Service Technician 1.

Upon entering into an apprenticeship, graduates will receive a 450 hour time credit from the ITA toward the time required to complete their apprenticeship.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Automotive Service Technicians are one of the most in demand trades currently according to the BC Labour Market Review.

Past graduates have worked for companies in town such as;
Canadian Tire, Comox Valley Hyundai, Comox Valley Nissan, Courtenay Mazda, Jerry’s Auto Works Ltd, , Seeco Automotive, Wade’s Auto Works ltd.

APPRENTICESHIP DETAILS

A carpentry apprentice must complete a four-year program including 6000 workplace hours and 780 in-school hours of training completed in four levels of training, each for six to seven weeks. After completion and achievement of a passing grade, the apprentice will hold the B.C. Certificate of Apprenticeship, B.C. Certificate of Qualification, and the Inter provincial Standard Endorsement also known as Red Seal.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

North Island College
(Campbell River Campus)
1685 S Dogwood St

Campbell River, BC

  1. Meet with the Career Teacher at your school
  2. Plan your Grade 11 & 12 classes
  3. Complete a SD71 District Train In Trades Application
  4. Meet with a Work Experience coordinator to set up a work experience placement
  5. Sign up for S.T.E.P.
  6. Apply for a Trades Sampler program
  7. Meet with your school counselor to ensure you are programmed into the right courses

Below are 3 sample timetables showing the pathway and required courses needed between Grade 10 – 12 so a student could take the Aircraft Structures Program in their Grade 12 year at NIC.

Sample Timetable #1
Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
English 10
Math 10
CLE 10/Elective 10
PE 10
English 12
Science 11*
Socials 11 or 12
*
Elective 11 (CLE11*)

NIC Auto Service Technician
(Campbell River Campus)

Counts as Grade 12 Electives

Note: Requires “N” license as program is in Campbell River

English 11
Socials 10
Science 10
Elective 10/Elective 10

Transportation Trades Sampler

(Includes WorkPlace Math 11)

CLC/Capstone


Sample Timetable #2
Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
English 10
Math 10
CLE 10/Elective 10
Elective 10/Elective 10
English 11
Science 11
Elective 11
Elective 11

NIC Auto Service Technician
(Campbell River Campus)

Counts as Grade 12 Electives

Note: Requires “N” license as program is in Campbell River

Socials 10
Science 10
PE10
Elective 10/Elective 10

English 12

CLC/Capstone
Socials 11 or 12
Elective 11 or 12


Sample Timetable #3 (SD71 WILL NOT FUND Tuition)
Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12 After Grade 12
English 10
Math 10
CLE 10/Elective 10
Elective 10/Elective 10
English 11
Science 11
Elective 11
Elective 11
English 12
CLC/Capstone
Elective 12
Elective 12

NIC Aircraft Structures

*NOT FUNDED by SD71* 

Socials 10
Science 10
PE10
Elective 10/Elective 10

Socials 11 or 12
Elective 11 (CLE11*)
Math 11
Elective 11
Transportation Trades Sampler
(Includes WorkPlace Math 11)
*Unless there is an Exceptional Circumstance that is pre-approved by the Ministry Of Education well in advance
G.P. Vanier Career Office

Phone: 250-338-2110
Career Teacher: Ross Jamison
Career Coordinator: Kelley Giorgianni

Mark R. Isfeld Career Office

Phone: 250-334-4628
Career Teacher: Peter Lineger
Career Coordinator: Randy James

Highland Career Office

Phone: 250-339-5525
Career Teacher: Jacques Nijhof
Career Coordinator: Tracey.MvKinney

Glacier View Career Office

Phone: 250-338-2752
Career Coordinator: Dawn Stevens

District Trades Coordinator

Steve Claassen
Cell: 250-897-5632
Email: Steve Claassen@sd71.bc.ca

TRADES PROGRAM APPLICATION FORMS

If you will complete any of the following applications digitally, make sure you download and save them to your computer first before completing. You can use the Fill & Sign feature in Adobe Acrobat Reader to sign it.

FILLABLE - District Application - Trades 2020 (Can be done at home and brought to Careers Teacher)

FILLABLE - Grade 12 SLP - Fall 2020 (Can be started at home and brought to Careers Teacher)

ITA Youth Train In Trades Application Form (To completed once accepted to program)

NIC Trades Application -Sample Only (See a school's Careers Department for actual one)