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Information and Registration

Contact Automotive Programs for Information and General Inquiries

Automotive Service Technician is a comprehensive, Pre-Apprenticeship program that is designed to prepare students for a career in the automotive repair trade.

For more information contact our instructors.


Phone: 250.740.6227
Email: Apprentice@viu.ca

Foundation Programs

Phone: 250.740.6672
Email: Connect@viu.ca

Bill Dean, Journey Person Technician, Automotive Business Owner

“The Automotive technician ELTT (Foundation) program is an excellent way to start a career in the industry. I can't recommend it highly enough. The program covers everything from basic shop skills right up to the inner workings of the automobile. For me it was like unraveling a mystery. Moving from knowing what a component does, to understanding why it does that, and how to make sure it keeps doing what it should.

The hands on approach brought the classroom theory to life for me, and helped the information sink in. The balance of theory and practical learning was excellent, and having shop time structured like a proper working shop (which it is) was excellent. There was also the advantage of working on real customer cars, and not just props. You gain a sense of responsibility, and appreciation for the customer.”