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Automotive Service Technician

The Automotive Service Technician apprenticeship offers you excellent working knowledge of all of a vehicle’s systems.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: In-school session options include 8 week block, 1 day per week for 36 weeks, or 2 nights a week for 40 weeks
Starting in: Fall, Winter
Tuition Fee: $16,531.80
Location: Progress Campus, Toronto, Canada

Among the systems covered in this Auto Service Technician program are engines, electrical/electronics, fuels, transmissions, drivelines, steering, suspension and brakes. Before beginning an on-the-job experience, you attend courses at Ashtonbee Campus, including:

  • Drive Train Systems
  • Electrical/Electronic and Emission Systems
  • Engine Systems
  • Work Practices and Procedures
  • Suspension/Steering and Brake Systems

To be eligible for this apprenticeship program, you must be currently employed as an apprentice.

Program Highlights

  • The program’s earn-while-you-learn training approach means that you are compensated for the time you spend with your employer.
  • During the in-school portion of the Automotive Service Technician program, you may qualify for income support through Employment Insurance Canada benefits or training allowance.
  • Thanks to their industry experience, professionals who teach the courses are able to offer you solid knowledge and advice as you complete the in-school training, which is geared to your on-the-job experience.
  • The facilities from which you learn are not only fully outfitted with the latest tools of the trade, but are also housed at the province’s largest transportation training centre, Ashtonbee Campus.

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Career Prospects

Career Outlook

  • Automotive service technician
  • Junior automotive service technician
  • Automotive technician

Areas of Employment

  • Vehicle and parts manufacturers
  • Dealers
  • Garages and service stations
  • Retailers
  • Governments
  • Corporations with their own fleets
  • Self-employment

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