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Automotive Service Technician


Automotive Service Technician

Duration: 34 weeks
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Faculty: Construction, Trades and Mining
Certification: Diploma of Vocational Education

Program Description

The 9-month Automotive Service Technician Diploma is a provincially-accredited apprenticeship program that was developed by government and approved by the Provincial Apprenticeship and Certification Board. The program provides students with a wide range of skills that are needed to work as a first-year apprentice, including those related to safety, engine systems, drive lines, electrical, HVAC, steering, braking systems, suspension, body components, trim, restraint systems, hybrid/alternative fuel systems and many others. Most courses are designed in such a way that students spend time divided equally between the classroom and automotive shop.

Entry Level Courses

Batteries Lighting Systems
Body Components and Trim Lubrication and Fluids Servicing
Charging Systems Math Essentials
Communication Essentials Occupational Health and Safety
Computer Essentials Oxy-Fuel Welding/Cutting
Cooling Systems Power Brake Systems
Drive Lines Pre-Delivery Inspections
Electrical and Electronic Principles Preventative Maintenance Inspections
Engine Principles Safety in the Shop
Exhaust Systems Service Information Systems
Fasteners, Tubing and Fittings Shop Tools and Equipment
Front-Wheel Drive Standard First Aid
Gaskets, Seals and Bearings Starting Systems
Hand Tools Suspension
Hydraulic Brake Systems Trade Math Fundamentals
Hydraulic Principles Wheels and Tires
Ignition Systems WHMIS
Intake and Air Filtration Systems Workplace Communications
Introduction To Apprenticeship Workplace Essentials

Employment Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the Automotive Service Technician program, graduates may be eligible for employment (depending on specific hiring practices) in various sectors of the automotive service industry. Opportunities also exist for self-employment.  A small sample of Academy Canada’s excellent employers include:

Hickman Motors
Penney Mazada
Dodge City
Midas Muffler
Cabot Ford

Canadian Tire
City Tire
McKinley Motors
Affordable Towing
Meineke Car Care Center

Tom Woodford Ltd.
Constantine Cylinder Head Service
Freshwater Suzuki

Entrance Requirements

For detailed program Entrance Requirements please click here.