Instructor:​ Jordan Sanchez – Red Seal Automotive Technician and Technology Education teacher
​Location: ​​G.P. Vanier Secondary School – Automotive Shop
​Program start date: ​Semester 2, full time Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 3:30 pm
One Work Experience Day – Thursday
Course Credits:

*Up to 24 graduation credits

Trades Sampler 12A (​​TSITA12A)
Trades Sampler 12B (​​TSITA12B)
Trades Sampler 12C (​​TSITA12C)
Workplace Math 11 (WPM 11)

*Workforce Training Certificate (WTC 12)
*Work Experience 12A (WEX 12A)

​Field Trips: Industry field trips to automotive, auto collision, motorcycle and heavy duty shops.  There is a potential to also go see BCIT aerospace campus and Seaspan’s shipyard, both in the lower mainland.

NIC trade program sessions. Students may spend several days in the different NIC trades facilities working with NIC instructors.

​Application:​ ​Interested students should fill out a District Trades Sampler Application and note Metal Sampler for the program.
​Co-op portion: After the initial part of the program is complete and a few tours of industry taken, students will be set up on Work Experience 12A placements to make industry connection.

Note: This program follows the school district calendar

COURSE DESCRIPTION

CarThe Transportation Trade Sampler is a cohort group immersion into the many careers related to the auto and transportation Industry. Students will explore interested career areas around the following trades: Auto Mechanics, Heavy Duty Mechanics, Marine mechanics, Aircraft mechanics. The course is mainly “hands on” by building skills, knowledge and the right attitude that employers are looking for.

There will be a focus on ITA essential skills, field trips to businesses that employ trades people, project building in the shop. Math will be interspersed with day to day learning. Electronics will be covered with relationship to the new trend to electric vehicles. This course is open to all grade 11 and 12 students in the Comox valley.

Applying: See your Careers Office to be put on the list and to receive a district application.

Space is limited to 16 students.

PATHWAY TO A NIC TRADES PROGRAM

Below are 4 sample timetables showing the pathway and required courses needed between Grade 10 – 12 so a student could take the Transportation Trades Sampler Program in Grade 11 or Grade 12 followed by a North Island College Trades Program in their Grade 12 year or after Grade 12.

Sample Timetable #1

Grade 10

Grade 11 Grade 12

English 10
Math 10
CLE 10/Elective 10
PE 10

Science 11*
Socials 11 or 12 *
Elective 11 (CLE11*)
English 12

NIC Trades Program

Auto Service Technician
Heavy Mechanical
Aircraft Structures

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

Socials 10
Science 10
English 11
|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*
Socials 11 or 12 *
|Elective 11 (CLE11*)
English 12
CLC/Capstone
*Grade 11 Academic?
Elective 12
Socials 10
Science 10
PE 10
Elective 10/Elective 10
Transportation Trades Sampler
(Includes WorkPlace Math 11)

NIC Trades Program

VCC Auto Collision Program
(Local shop/Omline)

Sample Timetable #3

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

September NIC Program

Auto Service Technician
Heavy Mechanical
Aircraft Structures

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

Socials 10
Science 10
PE 10
Elective 10/Elective 10

English 12
CLC/Capstone
Socials 11 or 12
Elective 11 or 12

Sample Timetable #4 (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
September NIC Program

Auto Service Technician
Heavy Mechanical

*NOT FUNDED

by SD71 

Socials 10
Science 10
PE 10
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

Auto

Heavy

Vehicle Body Repair

Transport

Motorcycle

Marine

District Application & other Forms

Trade Sampler Application Student Learning Plan   If you will complete these 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.