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Automotive Service Technician - Foundation


Perform Safety Related Functions
Use Tools, Equipment and Documentation
Use Communication & Mentoring Techniques
Diagnose and Repair Driveline Systems
Diagnose & Repair Elctrcl Systems & Comp
Diagnose & Repaid Steering, Suspension,
Diagnose & Repair Restraint Systems, Bod
Diagnose & Repair Hybrid & Electric Vehi
  • Grade 12 Graduation Required OR Mature Student 
  • English Studies 10 , English First Peoples 10 or equivalent 
  •  Apprenticeship Workplace Math 10 or higher 
  • Successful completion of a CAT Assessment Test
  • Permission of Instructor

Unless otherwise noted, "Permission of Instructor" may be used to accept a student into a course(s) when the student does not meet course prerequisites and/or does not attain the required threshold on entry assessments. See the Admission and Registration section on the website for details on this policy.

Learners should be aware that many employers require Grade 12 completion.

Trades learners are encouraged to enhance their employability by enrolling in Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level 1. OFA courses are scheduled throughout the year at CMTN.

Complete a CMTN Bursary Application [PDF]

Fees Domestic International
Full Time: 30 Weeks 30 Weeks
Tuition: $2,363.10 $10,043.10
Student Union Fees:1 $93.28 $93.28
Mandatory Fees:1 $675.60 $725.18
Health and Dental Insurance*: $275.00 $585.82
Total: $3,406.98 $11,447.38
Additional Costs
Classroom Supplies Approximately $100.00 Approximately $100.00
Required PPE $425.00 $425.00
Total Program Cost $3,931.98 $11,972.38
Fees are effective as of August 1, 2023 for the 2023/24 Academic Year.

These fees are term based and may vary due to the length of the program.


Please note that these are approximate costs and may vary.

The Coast Mountain Students Union (CMSU) is pleased to offer Extended Health and Dental Insurance to all qualifying members. The plan is mandatory for all students enrolled in 6 or more credits or a trades program of 26 weeks or longer. Some students, including those studying overseas and those with existing extended health coverage, are eligible to opt out. Visit to learn more about the plan or request to opt out. You will also receive a detailed introductory email no later than 6 weeks after your semester starts. For any inquiries about the plan, please contact the Students’ Union Organiser : Golnoosh Namazi,

Basic Health insurance is mandatory for all international students. Health insurance costs will be charged every term until students provide proof of MSP.

Books & supplies

  • Book List 
  • Tools are available through the Tool Crib

Books are available at the CMTN Campus Store. Please check your local campus for details.

Tool kits are available for student use throughout the duration of the program and can be signed out at the Toolcrib at the beginning of the program. Tool kits are limited and reserved for students enrolled in specific Trades programs only. Tool kits do not include the required PPE and Supplies on the TOOLS/SUPPLIES LIST. Prices are subject to change without notice.

In addition to the fees outlined in the Program Fees section, the following additional costs apply:

  • Purchase of necessary learning resources (available at the CMTN Campus Store)
  • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Safety Glasses (Clear lens ONLY) X 2
    • Welding Gloves X 2
    • CSA Approved Steel toe boots
    • Coveralls X 2
  • Classroom Supplies
  • Appropriate clothing

Career opportunities 

Graduates can expect to find employment as automotive service technician apprentices, lube technicians, tire repair technicians, parts persons, brake and muffler installers, or other foundation positions in automotive service industries.