Automotive Service Technician

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.

Apprenticeship Duration
6500 practical hours + 3 levels of in school training (240 hours each)

Educational Requirement
Entrance requirement is a Grade 12

In-school Training
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.

Admission Requirements
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

Contact Information
apprenticeship@northern.on.ca