British Columbia Institute of Technology

Automotive Service Technician and Operations (Ford ASSET Option)

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Program Information

School:British Columbia Institute of Technology
Faculty:School of Transportation
Degree:Diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Description:Automotive Service Technicians are proficient in using computerized diagnostic equipment to test, adjust and repair sophisticated vehicle systems. With the Ford ASSET Option, beyond acquiring your ASTO Diploma and writing the Level 1, 2, 3 BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) Certificate of Qualification exams, you also receive specialized training for Ford certification in brakes, electrical, steering and suspension, engine mechanical, and heating ventilation and air conditioning systems.

Ford dealerships sponsor ASSET students during their work terms, so you gain real world experience while also receiving a wage and the opportunity to demonstrate your skills. You may even have a job lined up upon graduation. Many Ford dealers hire graduates from the program; however, your career is not limited to Ford as the ASTO Diploma program and ITA certification applies throughout BC and most Canadian provinces as an Automotive Service Technician.
URL:Automotive Service Technician and Operations (Ford ASSET Option) at British Columbia Institute of Technology
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:Auto Mechanics/TechniciansAuto Body Repairers

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English  or  Grade12 Communications 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 

Applicants must have: two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following: English 12 (50%) or Communications 12 (67%) or 3.0 credits of post-secondary English, humanities or social sciences (50%) from a recognized institution or BCIT English Trades Entry Assessment (for applicants who have two years of education in an English-speaking country only); and one of the following: Math 11 or BCIT Math Trades Entry Assessment.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. B] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 29, 2020