Automotive Service Technician (Pre-Employment)

Home » Faculty of Construction, Trades and Mining » Automotive Service Technician (Pre-Employment)
Duration: 34 weeks. Click here for specific start dates.
Faculty: Construction, Trades and Mining
Certification: Diploma of Vocational Education
Entrance Requirements: Please click here

Program Description

The 9-month Automotive Service Technician (Pre-Employment) 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, electrical, 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.

Apprenticeship Training

The Automotive Service Technician (Pre-Employment) program is an apprenticeship trades program. Courses completed at Academy Canada meet the requirements to become a first-year apprentice. Once this training is completed and the graduate obtains their first position in the trade, s/he must register as an Apprentice with the Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour. Government will then cover the costs associated with regular advanced training as the apprentice gains experience and works towards completing their Journeyperson exam. Passing this examination will result in receiving Red Seal Certification.

Program Courses

  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Standard First Aid
  • Safety in the Shop
  • Gaskets, Seals and Bearings
  • Hand Tools
  • Shop Tools and Equipment
  • Fasteners, Tubing and Fittings
  • Service Information Systems and Trade Related Documents
  • Tires, Wheels and Hubs
  • Oxy-Fuel Welding/Cutting
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW [MIG])
  • Braking Systems I (Non-ABS)
  • Accessory Drive Systems
  • Body Components, Accessories and Trim
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Batteries
  • Suspension I
  • Preventative Maintenance Inspections (PMI)
  • Hybrid Systems I
  • Engine Principles (Gasoline and Diesel)
  • Cooling Systems
  • Lubrication and Fluids Servicing
  • Starting Systems
  • Charging Systems
  • Ignition Systems
  • Drive Shafts and Axle Shafts
  • Steering Systems
  • Introduction to Apprenticeship
  • Math Essentials
  • Mechanical Math Fundamentals
  • Communication Essentials
  • Workplace Essentials
  • Computer Essentials

Employment Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the Automotive Service Technician (Pre-Employment) 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

Request Info

Request Info

Request more information about the college
    *Consent can be withdrawn at any time.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Wall of Fame

Academy Canada Plumbing Students Win “Canadian Institute Of Plumbing and Heating” Scholarships

On December 5, 2018, representatives from the “Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating”, also known as CIPH, were at the Harding Road Campus for a Student Awards presentation ceremony. Founded in Montreal...

Read More