Automotive Service Technician is a compulsory certified trade regulated by the Trades Qualification and Apprenticeship Act. A person working in this trade must hold a valid Certificate of Qualification or be registered as an apprentice. Upon successfully completing the apprenticeship program and passing a trade examination, a person working in this trade is entitled to a Certificate of Apprenticeship and a Certificate of Qualification.
6500 practical hours + 3 levels of in school training (240 hours each)
Entrance requirement is a Grade 12
Northern College offers the three levels of theoretical training required for the Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship. Training is delivered in day release format, that is, 1 day per week for 40 weeks.
Applicants for this training must be registered apprentices in the Automotive Service Technician Trade
In-school training includes instruction in:
- Work Practices
- Engine Systems
- Electrical/Electronic & Emission Systems
- Drive Train Systems
- Suspension/Steering and Brake Systems
- Air Conditioning Systems