Program Description

The Certificate in Automotive Service Technician Studies at Dorset College is an 8-month program that consists of specially designed courses in automotive science, technical communications, English interactions, and oral English. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

This certificate program enables international students to:

  • Strengthen their written and oral English skills;
  • Learn basic automotive technical knowledge and mechanical reasoning skills;
  • Become familiar with western academic style and culture.

Program Length

8 months

Program Requirements

All applicants must provide:

1) proof of high school graduation  and

2) a minimum score in one of the following proofs of English proficiency:

ENGL 12 - 50%, COMM 12 - 67%, IELTS - 6.0, TOEFL iBT - 80

Program Courses

Term 1

Automotive Science I

 English Interactions I

 Oral Fluency I

Term 2

Automotive Science II

English Interactions II

Oral Fluency II


Note: Students must complete each of the required courses at Dorset College with a minimum grade of 70%


Upon successful completion of Dorset College’s Certificate in Automotive Service Technician Studies, students are guaranteed transfer to the Automotive Service Technician (AST) Program at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV).

Dorset College, 300-1215 West Broadway

Vancouver, BC, V6H 1G7, Canada

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