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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

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

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