The Automotive Service Technician program prepares you for entry into the automotive mechanical repair trade, and provides possible accreditation toward Year 1 Apprenticeship training.
This Foundation program covers general automotive practices, fuel and electrical/electronic systems, engine performance and repair. In only 30 weeks, you will graduate with the skills and knowledge that make you highly employable within many areas of the automotive industry, including lube technician, tire repair technician, brake & muffler installer, parts person, and a broad range of other positions.
As a graduate of this program, you'll be ready to start your future employment with credit for 450 hours toward the 1,500 hours required for Level 1 AST apprenticeship.
Next up: apprenticeship
As an apprentice, you will continue to build on your skills in your speciality and gain the practical experience necessary to become fully qualified through Levels 2, 3 and 4 to get your journeyperson certificate of qualification. After Level 4 you will be eligible to write the inter-provincial Red Seal exam.
For more details regarding the Industry Training Program apprenticeship, please review the ITA Accredited Program profiles for Automotive Service Technician Certification.
Automotive Service Technician Foundation
- Certificate in Automotive Service Technician
- 30 weeks
- Study Options
- Full-time only
- Work Experience
- Two weeks in program and eligible for an apprenticeship once employed
- September & March
- Trades & Technology
"The course gave real life job experience. You get to understand how the vehicles work, not just learn how to replace parts."
Automotive Service Technician Foundation graduate
- Auto Tech dual-credit program for high school students